New PDF release: Chinese History and Culture, volume 2: Seventeenth Century

By Ying-shih Yu,Josephine Chiu-Duke,Michael Duke

Chinese background and Culture is an quintessential two-volume source for students of China. The books organize the main major works of a mythical Sinologist right into a finished direction on chinese language civilization. quantity 2 of Chinese heritage and Culture completes Ying-shih Yü’s systematic reconstruction and exploration of chinese language suggestion over millennia and its influence on chinese language id. Essays handle the increase of Qing Confucianism, the advance of the Dai Zhen and Zhu Xi traditions, and the reaction of the historian Zhang Xuecheng to the Dai Zhen technique. They take inventory of the thematic value of Cao Xueqin’s eighteenth-century masterpiece Honglou meng (Dream of the pink Chamber) and the numerous impression of sunlight Yat-sen’s 3 rules of the folks, in addition to the radicalization of China within the 20th century and the basic upheavals of modernization and revolution.

Ying-shih Yü additionally discusses the decline of elite tradition in glossy China, the relationships between democracy, human rights, and Confucianism, and altering conceptions of nationwide historical past. He displays at the chinese language method of background usually and the bigger political and cultural functionality of chronological biographies. He situates China’s glossy come across with the West in a much broader historic body to provide an explanation for its extra curious turns, and he contemplates the significance of a renewed curiosity within the conventional chinese language values spotting universal humanity and human dignity.

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