Description - Sources of Chinese Tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary
This text is a collection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China. Many of the selections are new to this volume, and more than half the texts from the first edition have been newly translated. The book is organized in chronological order and arranged in four parts, beginning at the dawn of literate Chinese civilization with the Oracle-Bone inscriptions of the late Shang Dynasty (1571-045 BC) and continuing through the end of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1644).
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Author Biography - Wm. Theodore De Bary
Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University, where he currently holds the title of Special Service Professor. He is the author of many books, including Waiting for the Dawn, Message of the Mind, and Learning for One's Self, and the editor of Sources of Japanese Tradition and Sources of Korean Tradition, as well as (with Tu Weiming) Confucianism and Human Rights, all published by Columbia.Irene Bloom is Wm. Theodore and Fanny de Bary and Class of 1941 Associate Professor of Asian Humanities at Columbia University, associate professor and chair of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, and program director of the Columbia University Committee on Asia and the Middle East. She is the editor and translator of Knowledge Painfully Acquired: The K'un-chih chi of Lo Ch'in-shun and editor, with Joshua A. Fogel, of Meeting of Minds, both published by Columbia.