Glimpses of Chinese Culture

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Author: Ding Wangdao;
Language: English & Chinese
Format: 1 book
Page: 174
Publication Date: 12/2006
ISBN: 9787560061511

This is a good book for overseas readers learning Chinese and Chinese readers learning English. It is a brief account of Chinese history and culture from the perspective of a Chinese scholar, and a collection of the most gorgeous episodes in the long history of Chinese culture. The book includes 25 topics involving Chinese history, philosophy, religion, politics, economy, arts and literature, science and technology, etc., with stories of about 200 historical figures, written in a refreshing style.

Table of Contents
1.Beginnings of Chinese Culture
2.Confucius:The First Private Teacher in Chinese History
3.Lan Zi:The Founder of Taoism
4.The Warring States Period:The Contention of a Hundred Schools
5.Ancient Historians:Uninterrupted Recording of Chi-nese History
6.Dong Zhongshu and wang Chong:Two Contra-dictory Great Philosophers of the Han Dynasties
7.The Coming of Buddhism to China
8.Pure Talk and Mysterious Learning
9.Chan(Zen)Buddhism and Huineng the Sixth Patriarch
10.Tang Poetry and Major Tang Poets
11.Tang Prose and Fiction:The Literary Reform
12.Wang Anshi,Sima Guang and Su shi:Three Great Figures of the Northern Song Dynasty
13.Zhu Xi:The Synthesizer of the Philosophy of Principle
14.Ci-Poems in Irregular Meter
15.The Four Great Inventions
16.Yuan Drama:One of the Three Peaks in the History of Drama in the World
17.The Rebuilding of Beijing and Zheng He's Voyages
18.Ming Novels and Its Three Masterpieces
19.The Rise of Southern Drama and Great Ad-vance of Short Fictions in the Ming Dynasty
20.Ming and Early Qing Thinkers:The Yangming School and Outstanding Progressive Scholars
21.Early Qing Fiction and Drama
22.Cao Xueqin and Dream of the Red Man-sions
23.Traditional Chinese Painting
24.The Opium War and Changes in Cultural Trends After it
25.Causes of the Long Feudal Period
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