Essays on Chinese Civilization / Derk Bodde; Charles Leblanc.

Bodde, Derk [Browse]
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  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
  • ©2014
1 online resource (474 p.)


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  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
  • Foreword / Borei, Dorothy V. / Le Blanc, Charles
  • Introduction: The Essays Reassessed
  • The Formation of Chinese Culture
  • 1. Introduction to the History of China
  • 2. The Chinese Language as a Factor in Chinese Cultural Continuity (1942)
  • 3. Myths of Ancient China (1961)
  • 4. Feudalism in China (1956)
  • 5. Dominant Ideas in the Formation of Chinese Culture (1942)
  • Man in Society
  • 6. Types of Chinese Categorical Thinking (1939)
  • 7. Authority and Law in Ancient China (1954)
  • 8. Basic Concepts of Chinese Law: the Genesis and Evolution of Legal Thought in Traditional China (1963)
  • 9. Prison Life in Eighteenth Century Peking (1969)
  • 10. Henry A. Wallace and the Ever-normal Granary (1946)
  • Man in the Cosmos
  • 11. Harmony and Conflict in Chinese Philosophy (1953)
  • 12. Chinese "Laws of Nature": a Reconsideration (1979)
  • 13. The Chinese View of Immortality: Its Expression by Chu Hsi and Its Relationship to Buddhist Thought (1942)
  • 14. Some Chinese Tales of the Supernatural: Kan Pao and His Sou-shen chi (1942)
  • 15. The Chinese Cosmic Magic Known as Watching for the Ethers(1959)
  • 16. Sexual Sympathetic Magic in Han China (1964)
  • Text Studies
  • 17. A Perplexing Passage in the Confucian Analects (1933)
  • 18. Two New Translations of Lao Tzu (1954)
  • 19. On Translating Chinese Philosophic Terms (1955)
  • 20. Lieh-tzu and the Doves: a Problem of Dating (1959)
  • 21. Marshes in Mencius and Elsewhere: a Lexicographical Note (1978)
  • Bibliography of Derk Bodde
  • Index
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  • 979727432
  • 999360216
  • 10.1515/9781400853328
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