Sources of Chinese Tradition: Volume 2: From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century / Edition 2 by Wm de Bary | 9780231517997 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Sources of Chinese Tradition: Volume 2: From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century

Sources of Chinese Tradition: Volume 2: From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century

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by Wm. Theodore de Bary
     
 

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— Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu 1958 Professor of Chinese Studies

and professor of history, Princeton University

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— Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu 1958 Professor of Chinese Studies

and professor of history, Princeton University

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Ying-shih Yu
Since its first appearance in 1960, Sources of Chinese Tradition has educated several generations of students, teachers, and scholars in the West interested in getting a firm grasp of the fundamentals of Chinese civilization. This second edition . . . will undoubtedly do the same for a now much larger and ever-growing reading population for decades to come. The selections are excellent, translations faithful and elegant, and introductions terse and to the point. If I were asked to recommend only one book for anyone who wishes to know something about Chinese culture, I would name, without a moment of hesitation, this new edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition.
Yingshih Yu
The selections are excellent, translations faithful and elegant, and introductions terse and to the point. If I were asked to recommend only one book for anyone who wishes to know something about Chinese culture, I would name, without a moment of hesitation, this new edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition.
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This second edition of a classic provides an update on a reference recommended for college-level collections specializing in Chinese literature. Sources of Chinese Tradition has been recognized already as a scholarly staple: in its new form Sources of Chinese Tradition has been extended to include the Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin eras of China and includes invaluable source readings on history and literature of the times, from the 18th-century Qing civilization onward.
Ying-shih Yü
If I were asked to recommend only one book for anyone who wishes to know something about Chinese culture, I would name, with a moment of hesitation, this new edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition.

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ISBN-13:
9780231517997
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Introduction to Asian Civilizations
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Pages:
656
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Meet the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and is coeditor of the first edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition, as well as Sources of Japanese Tradition and Sources of Korean Tradition.

Richard Lufrano is assistant professor of Chinese history at the College of Staten Island and the author of Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China.

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Sources of Chinese Tradition: Volume 2: From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BrianGriffith More than 1 year ago
This is a well-chosen, concise collection of Chinese thought in the age of modern turmoil. The essays selected are some of the clearest, most forceful, and most influential writing in modern world history. The editors point out themes of continuity between religious and revolutionary values. They highlight the culture wars within China, fighting over which versions of Chinese tradition would prevail in the future. An interesting final section touches on the whole subject of popular religion and "secret societies" among ordinary people, giving just a hint at this huge dimension of cultural history. --author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization