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  • Published: 7 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141984841
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Chinese Thought

From Confucius to Cook Ding




A panoramic history of Chinese philosophy and culture from a Cambridge professor

How did the ancient Chinese think about the world? Why are human rights as a concept so controversial in China? What does environmental consciousness stand for in the Chinese tradition? Where does China's obsession with education come from? What gets lost in translation in the Chinese language?

We are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China's century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday life in the Western world. In this enlightening book, Roel Sterckx takes us through centuries of Chinese history, with evocative examples from philosophy, politics and everyday life.

A deeply knowledgeable expert who has been studying the country's culture and language for years, Sterckx is the perfect guide who can show us how the ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

  • Published: 7 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141984841
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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