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Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China



In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and morality. Drawing on received and newly excavated written sources, Roel Sterckx’s book explores how this vibrant culture influenced the ways in which the early Chinese explained the workings of the human senses, and the role of sensory experience in communicating with the spirit world. The book, which begins with a…


Food Sacrifice And Sagehood In Early China

Pub Date : 2011-03-28 | Author : Roel Sterckx | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139495448
ISBN 13 : 1139495445

In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and m..


Food Sacrifice And Sagehood In Early China

Pub Date : 2015-12-17 | Author : Roel Sterckx | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 1107547784
ISBN 13 : 9781107547780

In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and m..


Food Sacrifice And Sagehood In Early China

Pub Date : 2011-03-28 | Author : Roel Sterckx | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 1107001714
ISBN 13 : 9781107001718

In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and m..


Animal And The Daemon In Early China The

Pub Date : 2012-02-01 | Author : Roel Sterckx | Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN 10 : 9780791489154
ISBN 13 : 0791489159

Exploring the cultural perception of animals in early Chinese thought, this careful reading of Warring States and Han dynasty writings analyzes how views of animals were linked to ..


Ming China And Vietnam

Pub Date : 2016-03-29 | Author : Kathlene Baldanza | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781316531310
ISBN 13 : 1316531317

Studies of Sino-Viet relations have traditionally focused on Chinese aggression and Vietnamese resistance, or have assumed out-of-date ideas about Sinicization and the tributary sy..


Exemplary Women Of Early China

Pub Date : 2014-02-18 | Author : Anne Behnke Kinney | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231536080
ISBN 13 : 0231536089

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only a..


The Question Of Sacrifice

Pub Date : 2005-06-14 | Author : Dennis King Keenan | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 0253110564
ISBN 13 : 9780253110565

In this concentrated and detailed look at questions surrounding the act of sacrifice, Dennis King Keenan discusses both the role and the meaning of sacrifice in our lives. Building..


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