Culture and Customs of China

Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 254페이지

With great care and judicious inclusion of noteworthy material, Gunde has provided a one-stop reference on the contributions of the Chinese and their way of life. In one volume, the essence of China--past and present--is brilliantly captured. The extensive coverage includes chapters on the land, history, and people; thought and religion; literature and art; music and dance; food and clothing; architecture and housing; family and gender; and holidays and leisure activities. The volume is further enhanced by a chronology, guide to pronunciation, glossary, suggested readings, numerous photos, and volume map.

China is ever-important on the global stage as the world's second-largest and most populous country. Up-to-date and written with warmth, eloquence, and authority, Culture and Customs of China will be a popular source for students and the interested reader seeking to understand the modern people and culture in the context of an ancient history.

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Land People and History
Thought and Religion
Literature and Art
Music and Dance
Food and Clothing
Architecture and Housing
Family and Gender
Holidays and Leisure Activities
Culture in Crisis? China and Its Future
Suggested Readings

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40 페이지 - The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
22 페이지 - As to what you have requested in your message, O King, namely to be allowed to send one of your subjects to reside in the Celestial Empire to look after your country's trade, this does not conform to the Celestial Empire's ceremonial system, and definitely cannot be done.
62 페이지 - In the world today all culture, all literature and art belong to definite classes and are geared to definite political lines.
43 페이지 - The principle of the philosopher Yang was — ' Each one for himself. 'Though he might have benefited the whole empire by plucking out a single hair, he would not have done it.
22 페이지 - You, O King, should simply act in conformity with our wishes by strengthening your loyalty and swearing perpetual obedience so as to ensure that your Country may share the blessings of peace.
68 페이지 - Imagine an iron house having not a single window and virtually indestructible, with all its inmates sound asleep and about to die of suffocation. Dying in their sleep, they won't feel the pain of death. Now, if you raise a shout to wake a few of the lighter sleepers, making these unfortunate few suffer the agony of irrevocable death, do you really think you are doing them a good turn?
67 페이지 - Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom, Let a Hundred Schools of Thought Contend...
8 페이지 - Down the south-east coast, south of the Yangtse, one meets a different type, inured to ease and culture and sophistication, mentally developed but physically retrograde, loving their poetry and their comforts, sleek undergrown men and slim neurasthenic women, fed on birds'-nest soup and lotus seeds, shrewd in business, gifted in belles-lettres, and cowardly in war...
33 페이지 - Deng uttered the famous words "it doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white; as long as it catches mice, it's a good cat.
44 페이지 - join" the church are numbered. The compiling of statistics is further complicated by the fact that in China one may be at the same time a Confucian, a Taoist, and a Buddhist.

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RICHARD GUNDE is the assistant director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was the associate editor of the journal Modern China for more than 20 years.

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