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Order in Early Chinese Excavated Texts : Natural, Supernatural, and Legal Approaches (Hardcover)
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Recently discovered ancient silk and bamboo manuscripts have reformulated our understanding of ancient Chinese thought. In this book, Wang Zhongjiang closely examines these texts and, through the parsing of complex differentiations between ancient and modern Chinese meanings, charts a path through ancient Chinese philosophy that is much richer and more complex than we ever imagined. As numerous and varied cosmologies sprang up in this cradle of civilization, beliefs in the predictable movements of nature merged with faith in gods and divine punishments. Slowly, powerful spirits and gods were stripped of their potency as the order of nature awakened people to the possibility of universal laws, and from those laws was finally born an ideally conceived community, objectively managed and rationally ordered.
Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Foreign Language Study, History, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Asian / Chinese
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Zhongjiang Wang
Street Date: November 30, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-7326
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