Essays on Chinese Civilization (Princeton Series of Collected Essays)

Essays on Chinese Civilization (Princeton Series of Collected Essays)

By: Derk Bodde (author), Charles Leblanc (editor)Paperback

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This collection of twenty-one articles represents some of the major writings by one of the United States' leading Sinologists, Derk Bodde. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Preface, pg. vii*Chronology of Chinese Dynasties, pg. xi*Foreword, pg. xiii*Introduction: The Essays Reassessed, pg. 1*1. Introduction to the History of China, pg. 39*2. The Chinese Language as a Factor in Chinese Cultural Continuity (1942), pg. 43*3. Myths of Ancient China (1961), pg. 45*4. Feudalism in China (1956), pg. 85*5. Dominant Ideas in the Formation of Chinese Culture (1942), pg. 132*6. Types of Chinese Categorical Thinking (1939), pg. 141*7. Authority and Law in Ancient China (1954), pg. 161*8. Basic Concepts of Chinese Law: the Genesis and Evolution of Legal Thought in Traditional China (1963), pg. 171*9. Prison Life in Eighteenth Century Peking (1969), pg. 195*10. Henry A. Wallace and the Ever-normal Granary (1946), pg. 218*11. Harmony and Conflict in Chinese Philosophy (1953), pg. 237*12. Chinese "Laws of Nature": a Reconsideration (1979), pg. 299*13. The Chinese View of Immortality: Its Expression by Chu Hsi and Its Relationship to Buddhist Thought (1942), pg. 316*14. Some Chinese Tales of the Supernatural: Kan Pao and His Sou-shen chi (1942), pg. 331*15. The Chinese Cosmic Magic Known as Watching for the Ethers(1959), pg. 351*16. Sexual Sympathetic Magic in Han China (1964), pg. 373*17. A Perplexing Passage in the Confucian Analects (1933), pg. 383*18. Two New Translations of Lao Tzu (1954), pg. 388*19. On Translating Chinese Philosophic Terms (1955), pg. 395*20. Lieh-tzu and the Doves: a Problem of Dating (1959), pg. 409*21. Marshes in Mencius and Elsewhere: a Lexicographical Note (1978), pg. 416*Bibliography of Derk Bodde, pg. 427*Index, pg. 439

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  • ISBN13: 9780691614724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 474
  • ID: 9780691614724
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 0691614725
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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