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Essays on Chinese Civilization
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This collection of twenty-one articles represents some of the major writings by one of the United States' leading Sinologists, Derk Bodde.

Originally published in 1982.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. CHRONOLOGY OF CHINESEDYNASTIES
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. Dorothy V. Borei, Charles Le Blanc
  3. pp. xiii-xx
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  1. INTRODUCTION:THE ESSAYS REASSESSED
  2. pp. 3-36
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  1. THE FORMATION OFCHINESE CULTURE
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. Introduction to theHistory of China
  2. pp. 39-42
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  1. THE CHINESE LANGUAGEAS A FACTOR INCHINESE CULTURAL CONTINUITY
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. MYTHS OFANCIENT CHINA
  2. pp. 45-84
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  1. FEUDALISM IN CHINA
  2. pp. 85-131
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  1. DOMINANT IDEAS IN THE FORMATION OF CHINESE CULTURE
  2. pp. 132-138
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  1. MAN IN SOCIETY
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. TYPES OF CHINESE CATEGOEICAL THINKING
  2. pp. 141-160
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  1. AUTHORITY AND LAW IN ANCIENT CHINA
  2. pp. 161-170
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  1. BASIC CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LAW: THE GENESIS AND EVOLUTIONOF LEGAL THOUGHT IN TRADITIONAL CHINA
  2. pp. 171-194
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  1. PRISON LIFE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PEKING
  2. pp. 195-215
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  1. CHINESE GLOSSARY
  2. pp. 216-217
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  1. HENRY A. WALLACE AND THEEVER-NORMAL GRANARY
  2. pp. 218-234
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  1. MAN IN THE COSMOS
  2. pp. 235-236
  1. HARMONY AND CONFLICT INCHINESE PHILOSOPHY
  2. pp. 237-298
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  1. Chinese "Laws of Nature":A Reconsideration
  2. pp. 299-315
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  1. THE CHINESE VIEW OF IMMORTALITY:ITS EXPRESSION BY CHU HSI AND ITSRELATIONSHIP TO BUDDHIST THOUGHT
  2. pp. 316-330
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  1. SOME CHINESE TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL
  2. pp. 331-350
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  1. THE CHINESE COSMIC MAGIC KNOWNAS WATCHING FOR THE ETHERS
  2. pp. 351-372
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  1. S E X U A LS Y M P A T H E T I CM A G I C I NHAN C H I N A
  2. pp. 373-380
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  1. TEXT STUDIES
  2. pp. 381-382
  1. A PERPLEXING PASSAGE IN THE CONFUCIANANALECTS
  2. pp. 383-387
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  1. TWO NEW TRANSLATIONS OF LAO TZU
  2. pp. 388-394
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  1. ON TRANSLATING CHINESE PHILOSOPHIC TERMS
  2. pp. 395-408
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  1. LIEH-TZU AND THE DOVES:A PROBLEM OF DATING
  2. pp. 409-415
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  1. Marshes in Mencius and elsewhereA lexicographical note
  2. pp. 416-426
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DERK BODDE
  2. pp. 427-438
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 439-454
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