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Title Ancient Greece and China compared / edited by G.E.R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao ; in collaboration with Qiaosheng Dong
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 430 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Why some comparisons make more difference than others / Nathan Sivin -- Comparing comparisons / Walter Scheidel -- On the very idea of (philosophical?) translation / Robert Wardy -- Freedom in parts of the Zhuangzi and Epictetus / R.A.H. King -- Shame and moral education in Aristotle and Xunzi / Jingyi Jenny Zhao -- Human and animal in early China and Greece / Lisa Raphals -- Genealogies of gods, ghosts and humans: the capriciousness of the divine in early Greece and early China / Michael Puett -- Visual art and historical representation in ancient Greece and China / Jeremy Tanner -- Helen and Chinese femmes fatales / Yiqun Zhou -- Divisions, big and small: comparing Archimedes and Liu Hui / Reviel Netz -- Abstraction as a value in the historiography of mathematics in ancient Greece and China: a historical approach to comparative history of mathematics / Karine Chemla -- Recipes for love in the ancient world / Vivienne Lo and Eleanor Re'em -- From the harvest to the meal in prehistoric China and Greece: a comparative approach to the social context of food / Xinyi Liu, Evi Margaritis and Martin Jones -- On libraries and manuscript culture in Western Han Chang'an and Alexandria / Michael Loewe
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
Notes "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 Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative civilization -- Congresses
Civilization, Ancient -- Congresses
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Civilization
Civilization, Ancient
Comparative civilization
SUBJECT Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Congresses
China -- Civilization -- To 221 B.C. -- Congresses
Subject China
Greece
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Lloyd, G. E. R. (Geoffrey Ernest Richard), 1933- editor, honouree.
Zhao, Jingyi Jenny, editor
Dong, Qiaosheng, contributor
ISBN 9781108340663
1108340660