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By Ying-shih Yu,Josephine Chiu-Duke,Michael Duke

ISBN-10: 0231178581

ISBN-13: 9780231178587

The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime success within the humanities and the Tang Prize for “revolutionary examine” in Sinology, Ying-shih Yü is a foremost student of chinese language reviews. Chinese heritage and Culture volumes 1 and a pair of convey his striking oeuvre to English-speaking readers. Spanning thousand years of social, highbrow, and political switch, the essays in those volumes examine crucial questions via all facets of chinese language lifestyles: as an historic civilization, what center values sustained chinese language tradition via centuries of upheaval; and in what methods did those values live on or Westernize in sleek times?

From Yü Ying-shih’s viewpoint, the Dao, or the way in which constitutes the interior middle of chinese language civilization. those essays discover the original dynamics among chinese language intellectuals’ discourse at the Dao or ethical ideas for a symbolized excellent international order and their feedback of up to date fact all through chinese language heritage. quantity 1 explores how the Dao used to be reformulated, extended, defended, and preserved via chinese language intellectuals as much as the 17th century, guiding them via history’s darkest turns. Essays include the evolving notion of the soul and the afterlife in pre- and post-Buddhist China, the importance of consuming practices and social etiquette, the stream towards higher individualism, the increase of the Neo-Daoist circulation, the unfold of Confucian ethics, and the expansion of service provider tradition and capitalism. a real landscape of chinese language culture’s continuities and transition, this two-volume assortment offers readers of all backgrounds a different schooling within the that means of chinese language civilization.

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