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Death in Ancient China: The Tale Of One Man's Journey (China Studies) [Hardcover]

By Constance A. Cook (Author)
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This richly illustrated book provides a glimpse into the belief system and the material wealth of the social elite in pre-Imperial China through a close analysis of tomb contents and excavated bamboo texts.

The point of departure is the textual and material evidence found in one tomb of an elite man buried in 316 BCE near a once wealthy middle Yangzi River valley metropolis. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of cosmological symbolism and the nature of the spirit world. The author shows how illness and death were perceived as steps in a spiritual journey from one realm into another. Transmitted textual records are compared with excavated texts. The layout and contents of this multi-chambered tomb are analyzed as are the contents of two texts, a record of divination and sacrifices performed during the last three years of the occupants life and a tomb inventory record of mortuary gifts. The texts are fully translated and annotated in the appendices.

A! first-time close-up view of a set of local beliefs which not only reflect the larger ancient Chinese religious system but also underlay the rich intellectual and artistic life of pre-Imperial China.

With first full translations of texts previously unknown to all except a small handful of sinologists.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.7" Width: 6.5" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2006
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004153128  
ISBN13  9789004153127  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cook is associate professor of Chinese language and literature at Lehigh University. Formerly associate professor of history at Dartmouth College and later director of the China Council of The Asia Society.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > China
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