Chinese Ideas on Life and Death

Faith, Myth and Reason in the Han Period


Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Language: English | Number of Pages: 236 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional

Isbn-10: 004180001X | Isbn-13: 9780041800012 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback

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Book Description
In his classic study of the cultural history of Han China, Michael Loewe uses both archaeological discoveries and written records to sketch the conceptual background of various artifacts of the Han period, and shows how ancient Chinese thought is as much informed by mythology as it is dependent on reason.

Originally published as Chinese Ideas of Life and Death: Faith, Myth and Reason in the Han Period (202 BC-AD 220), this edition includes a new Preface that discusses relevant discoveries made since the first publication and an updated list of other works on relevant topics.