THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE

HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
By (author)RAYMOND DAWSON

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The Chinese Experience (History of Civilization).The Chinese Experience brings alive a civilization in which emperors are magnified, bureaucrats satirized, women worshipped, nature adored, parting and death mourned and war reviled. Raymond Dawson shows how Chinese art and literature are linked by the magic of the calligraphic brush-stroke, and how political, philosophical, socio-economic and aesthetic experiences are reflected in imaginative writing. The roles of emperors at the top of district magistrates at the bottom of the bureaucratic structure are used to explain the political process. In addition the philosophical section does not confine itself to ancient doctrines, but elucidates their lasting influence on Chinese manners and institutions, whereas social and economic life is shown to be deeply rooted in tradition. The four parts of the book are not separate compositions. Rather they are like the movements of a symphony, in which imperial splendor, Confucian culture, earthbound peasantry and artistic genius are constantly recurring themes.
ISBN: 1898800499
Publisher: PHOENIX PREES
Subtitle: HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
Author: RAYMOND DAWSON

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1898800499

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2000

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318

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