- By Michael Loewe

Faith, Myth, and Reason in Han China

  • Title: Faith, Myth, and Reason in Han China
  • Author: Michael Loewe
  • ISBN: 9780872207561
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faith Myth and Reason in Han China In his classic study of the cultural history of Han China Michael Loewe uses both archaeological discoveries and written records to sketch the conceptual background of various artifacts of the Han pe

    In his classic study of the cultural history of Han China, Michael Loewe uses both archaeological discoveries and written records to sketch the conceptual background of various artifacts of the Han period, and shows how ancient Chinese thought is as much informed by mythology as it is dependent on reason.Originally published as Chinese Ideas of Life and Death Faith, MythIn his classic study of the cultural history of Han China, Michael Loewe uses both archaeological discoveries and written records to sketch the conceptual background of various artifacts of the Han period, and shows how ancient Chinese thought is as much informed by mythology as it is dependent on reason.Originally published as Chinese Ideas of Life and Death Faith, Myth and Reason in the Han Period 202 BC AD 220 , this edition includes a new Preface that discusses relevant discoveries made since the first publication and an updated list of other works on relevant topics.

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    1. I've read several books now by Michael Loewe and he's become one of my favorite historians of the Han period. Faith, Myth and Reason in Han China was on the recommend reading list for my course so I thought I would read it too. It was a very nice overview of differing beliefs during the Han period. Loewe often pointed out misconceptions that were made by historians who were to quick to put different beliefs into the traditional three Chinese categories when such categories weren't firmly establi [...]

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