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Half the world: the history and culture of China and Japan
AuthorToynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975
Glahn, Else
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherHolt, Rinehart, and Winston
Date1973Phys. Desc.368 p.: ill.; 31 cm.
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberDS721.T67 1973
Half the world: the history and culture of China and Japan / Edited by Arnold Toynbee ; texts by E. Glahn ..[et al.]
Includes bibliography [pp. 362-363] and index [pp.364-368].

Contents: Introduction / Arnold Toynbee -- Signs and meanings: Chinese writing through four millenia / E. Glahn -- The middle kingdom: Chinese politics and society from the Bronze Age to the Manchus / D.C. Twichett -- Beyond the wall: China's relations with her northern neighbors / Owen Lattimore -- The Path to wisdom: Chinese philosophy and religion / Wing Tsit-chan -- The empirical tradition: science and technology in China / S. Nakayama -- Worlds and language: the Chinese literary tradition / James J.Y. Liu -- Chinese culture overseas: Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Tibet / Zenryu Tsukamoto -- Feudal Japan: Politics and society from the eighth century to 1868 / Charles D. Sheldon -- Cult and Creed: Religion in Japan before the Meiji / Carmen Blacker -- A literature of the court and people: Japanese poetry, drama and the novel before the Meiji / Donald Keene -- Europe goes East: the first impact of the West on China and Japan / Paul A. Cohen -- A new role for Japan: the Meiji revolution and its sequel / Y. Toriumi -- Rebellion, reform, and revolution: China, Korea and Vietnam in the modern world / Jean Chesneaux -- Chronology.

***Graphic resource: Chinese calligraphy, bronzes, rubbings, scientific instruments, Chinese mathematics, astronomy, Christian century in Japan, Jesuits, Matteo Ricci, Zheng He, credential tablets, maps, history of writing, popular religion, gods, door-gods, Chong Kui, Guan Yu, and many other details. An overlooked item, with many interesting graphics, including a page from the Ricci-Ruggieri Portuguese-Chinese dictionary.

Subject(s)China--Civilization--Pictorial works
China--History--Pictorial works
Japan--History--Pictorial works
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute Library [M5]Rec. #13439