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Religions of Ancient China (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

Religions of Ancient China (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Herbert A. Giles
 

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An excellent introduction to the faiths of Chinese civilization, Religions of Ancient China surveys the earliest Chinese creation myths, the religious ventures of philosophers and emperors 5,000 years ago, the “benevolent agnosticism” of Confucianism, the “doctrine of inaction” of Taoism, and the sophisticate metaphysics of

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An excellent introduction to the faiths of Chinese civilization, Religions of Ancient China surveys the earliest Chinese creation myths, the religious ventures of philosophers and emperors 5,000 years ago, the “benevolent agnosticism” of Confucianism, the “doctrine of inaction” of Taoism, and the sophisticate metaphysics of Buddhism.

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ISBN-13:
9781411461116
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
76
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Herbert A. Giles (1845–1935) was a British sinologist and diplomat. He served as an emissary to China from 1867 to 1892 and was later the second professor to ever teach Chinese at Cambridge. He wrote many books on Chinese history and the Chinese language, including Historic China and Other Sketches (1882), The Civilization of China (1911), and China and the Manchus (1912).

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Religions of ancient China 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT ROCKS BECAUSE IT GIVES YOU A WHOLE LOT OF IMFORMATION ON ANCIENT CHINA!:^)