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Chinese History and Culture

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780231178600
Author(s): Yu Ying-Shih
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions: 155 x 0 x 235 (w x l x h)
Pages: 448
Series: Masters of Chinese Studies

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The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities and the Tang Prize for 'revolutionary research' in Sinology, Ying-shih Y is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary oeuvre to English-speaking readers. Spanning two thousand years of social, intellectual, and political change, the essays in these volumes investigate two central questions through all aspects of Chinese life: what core values sustained this ancient civilization through centuries of upheaval, and in what ways did these values survive in modern times? From Ying-shih Y 's perspective, the Dao, or the Way, constitutes the inner core of Chinese civilization. His work explores the unique dynamics between Chinese intellectuals' discourse on the Dao, or moral principles for a symbolized ideal world order, and their criticism of contemporary reality throughout Chinese history. Volume 2 of Chinese History and Culture completes Ying-shih Y 's systematic reconstruction and exploration of Chinese thought over two millennia and its impact on Chinese identity.
Essays address the rise of Qing Confucianism, the development of the Dai Zhen and Zhu Xi traditions, and the response of the historian Zhang Xuecheng to the Dai Zhen approach. They take stock of the thematic importance of Cao Xueqin's eighteenth-century masterpiece Honglou meng (Dream of the Red Chambe
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