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The Soul of China
Paperback - English

The Soul of China offers readers a tour of Chinese tradition and character lost to the modern era. Richard Wilhelm arrived in China before the Boxer Rebellion and stayed for a quarter of a century. He became intimate with retired princes and Taoist priests; he steeped himself in Chinese philosophy and occultism; he emerged with a profound respect for the Chinese culture. With chapters on the Revolution, Chinese country life, royalty and soundrels, and occultism and religious movements, this book is one man's fascinating travelogue and exploration of an important age in Chinese history. Richard Wilhelm (1873-1930) was a German scholar who translated many philosophical and spiritual works from Chinese into German that in turn have been translated into other major languages of the world, including English. His translation of the I Ching is regarded as one of the finest.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9781590210567
Publisher
Publication Date
01/11/2007
Pages
384
Dimension
21.59cm x 13.97cm x 2.16cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Wilhelm, Richard
Kunsthistoriker, Kurator, Kunstberater. Promoviert 1994 an der FU-Berlin. Anschliessend mehrjahrige Tatigkeit in einer international arbeitenden Galerie und einem Auktionshaus. Seit funf Jahren selbstandig als Kunstberater tatig. Forschungsschwerpunkt: Migration auslandischer Kunstler nach Deutschland auf der Basis der Emigration deutscher Kunstler. Die fremden Kulturen bereichern unser Kultur; Deutsche hinterlassen ihre Spuren in fremden Stadten.




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