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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..


Routledge Handbook Of Early Chinese History

Pub Date : 2018-05-15 | Author : Paul R. Goldin | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317681915
ISBN 13 : 1317681916

The study of early China has been radically transformed over the past fifty years by archaeological discoveries, including both textual and non-textual artefacts. Excavations of se..


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 ..


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..



Daily Life In Ancient China

Pub Date : 2018-05-31 | Author : Mu-chou Poo | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781108586146
ISBN 13 : 1108586147

In this volume, Mu-chou Poo offers a new overview of daily life in ancient China. Synthesizing a range of textual and archaeological materials, he brings a thematic approach to the..


The Never Ending Feast

Pub Date : 2015-02-26 | Author : Kaori O'Connor | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781847889270
ISBN 13 : 1847889271

Feast! Throughout human history, and in all parts of the world, feasts have been at the heart of life. The great museums of the world are full of the remains of countless ghostly f..


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