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Author Lewis, Mark Edward, 1954- author
Title Honor and shame in early China / Mark Edward Lewis
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021
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 人文社會聯圖  DS747.38 .L49 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020651667
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 07-26-2021.
Descript vi, 258 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-242) and index
Honor and shame of the king and the warrior -- Acquired honor in the Warring States -- State-based honor in the Warring States -- Honor of the imperial officials -- Honor in local society in the early empires -- Honor and shame of writers and partisans
"In this major new study, Mark Edward Lewis traces how the changing language of honor and shame helped to articulate and justify transformations in Chinese society between the Warring States and the end of the Han dynasty. Through careful examination of a wide variety of texts, he demonstrates how honor-shame discourse justified the actions of diverse and potentially rival groups. Over centuries, the formally recognized political order came to be intertwined with groups articulating alternative models of honor. These groups both participated in the existing order and, through their own visions of what was truly honourable, paved the way for subsequent political structures. Filling a major lacuna in the study of early China, Lewis presents ways in which the early Chinese empires can be fruitfully considered in comparative context and develops a more systematic understanding of the fundamental role of honor/shame in shaping states and societies"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Honor -- History -- Political aspects -- China
Honor -- History -- Social aspects -- China
Shame -- History -- Political aspects -- China
Shame -- History -- Social aspects -- China
China -- History -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D
China -- Social conditions
Honor -- China -- History
Shame -- China -- History
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
China. fast (OCoLC)fst01206073
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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