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Ancient Greece and China compared / edited by G.E.R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao ; in collaboration with Qiaosheng Dong.

Other author/creatorLloyd, G. E. R. (Geoffrey Ernest Richard), 1933- editor, honouree.
Other author/creatorZhao, Jingyi Jenny, editor.
Other author/creatorDong, Qiaosheng.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxv, 430 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Summary Ancient Greece and China Compared is a pioneering, methodologically sophisticated set of studies, bringing together scholars who all share the conviction that the sustained critical comparison and contrast between ancient societies can bring to light significant aspects of each that would be missed by focusing on just one of them. The topics tackled include key issues in philosophy and religion, in art and literature, in mathematics and the life sciences (including gender studies), in agriculture, city planning and institutions. The volume also analyses how to go about the task of comparing, including finding viable comparanda and avoiding the trap of interpreting one culture in terms appropriate only to another. The book is set to provide a model for future collaborative and interdisciplinary work exploring what is common between ancient civilisations, what is distinctive of particular ones, and what may help to account for the latter.
General note"This book originated in a conference entitled Comparing Ancient Worlds: Greece and China that marked the celebration of G. E. R. Lloyd's eightieth birthday on 25 January 2013."--Page x.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formConference papers and proceedings.

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