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East Asian Civilizations: A Dialogue in Five Stages

East Asian Civilizations: A Dialogue in Five Stages

by William Theodore DE BARY, William Theodore De Bary

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Journal of Asian Studies
Bears the unmistakable imprint of de Bary's erudition and bristles with provocative insights and useful comparisons...de Bary has done an excellent job.
— Richard J. Smith
Los Angeles Times Book Review
A short and hugely informative book for the layperson...Like a wise lecturer, de Bary brings the reader along to a fresh and rewarding comparison of Eastern and Western ways of thinking--and what the differences mean to us today...In the process, he has also written a succinct and valuable guide to the culture by which East Asia still lives.
— Frank Gibney
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The work is the personal manifesto of a scholar who is master of the broad overview and bold generalization which is the essence of profound erudition, and who knows that a properly chosen detail can highlight a given topic more boldly than a lengthy argument.
— Martina Deuchler

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Harvard University Press
Publication date:
Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures
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209 KB

Meet the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Emeritus and Provost, Emeritus of Columbia University.

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