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Ways of Heaven

Ways of Heaven

An Introduction to Chinese Thought

Book - 2019
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"A brilliant history of ancient China's masters of philosophy -- and how they help us understand China today. In Ways of Heaven, leading China scholar Roel Sterckx offers an engrossing introduction to classical China's world of ideas. Drawing on evocative examples from philosophical texts, literature, and everyday life over centuries of Chinese history, Sterckx introduces major thinkers and traditions, illuminates key concepts like the dao, qi, yin, and yang, and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He also reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy. Essential reading for students, travelers, businesspeople, and anyone curious about this rising global power, Ways of Heaven shows that to comprehend China today we must learn to think Chinese."--Publisher's website
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019
Edition: First US edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781541618442
1541618440
Characteristics: xv, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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