The yields of transition : literature, art, and philosophy in early medieval China / edited by Jana S. Rošker and Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik.

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Imprint:Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Description:x, 300 pages ; 22 cm
China -- Civilization -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Rošker, Jana, 1960-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The present volume is dedicated to the Wei Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties (220-589 AD), which is generally regarded as one of the most fascinating phases in Chinese history. The collection opens new theoretical and methodological pathways in sinological studies, bringing to the forefront a new idea of intercultural encounters based upon a culture of recognition. It highlights the significance of transition in the making of Chinese culture and history, revises prevailing historical approaches in the study and research of China and develops and enhances existing theories or methodologies in this specific area of research. The wide diversity of contributions to the present volume reflects the multifaceted potential for creativity and renewal of this period. The focus is upon the interaction of ideas, researches and perspectives concerning a broad scope of relevant and significant issues in contemporary sinology. In order to understand this diversity, a wide range of cultural, theoretical and historical aspects are considered. The book reveals a new image of the period, thereby undermining the absolute authority and putative objectivity of common historical sources and interpretations. It shows that this was a period rich with political, economic, cultural and theoretical achievements that would prove decisive for the future development of Chinese culture and society"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket.
Physical Description:x, 300 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.