By Aihe Wang
This ebook bargains an intensive reinterpretation of the formative levels of chinese language tradition and background, tracing the primary position performed by means of cosmology within the formation of China's early empires. It crosses the disciplines of background, social anthropology, archaeology, and philosophy to demonstrate how cosmological structures, rather the 5 parts, formed political tradition. through concentrating on dynamic swap in early cosmology, the e-book undermines the inspiration that chinese language cosmology was once homogenous and unchanging. by way of arguing that cosmology used to be intrinsic to strength relatives, it additionally demanding situations winning theories of political and highbrow background.
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