Early medieval China : a sourcebook

Language: English
Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS747.42.E37 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS747.42.E37 2014
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 931.04 EA7
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  931.04 EA7
This innovative sourcebook builds a dynamic understanding of China's early medieval period (220-589) through an original selection and arrangement of literary, historical, religious, and critical texts. A tumultuous and formative era, these centuries saw the longest stretch of political fragmentation in China's imperial history, resulting in new ethnic configurations, the rise of powerful clans, and a pervasive divide between north and south.

Deploying thematic categories, the editors sketch the period in a novel way for students and, by featuring many texts translated into English for the first time, recast the era for specialists. Thematic topics include regional definitions and tensions, governing mechanisms and social reality, ideas of self and other, relations with the unseen world, everyday life, and cultural concepts. Within each section, the editors and translators introduce the selected texts and provide critical commentary on their historical significance, along with suggestions for further reading and research.
Additional Information
Subjects Chinese literature -- 220-589 -- History and criticism.
China -- Civilization -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
China -- Intellectual life -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
Publisher New York :Columbia University Press,2014
Contributors Swartz, Wendy, 1972- editor.
Campany, Robert Ford, 1959- editor.
Lu, Yang, 1965- editor.
Choo, Jessey J. C., 1973- editor.
Language English
Description xxi, 720 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-688) and index.
ISBN 9780231159869
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