The Culture of China

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Britannica Educational Publishing, Apr 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 352 pages
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Reverberations of China s diversity and multiethnic heritage are visible in everything from the cuisine and languages to the beliefs and arts of the vast nation. In addition to linking the Chinese to their rich past, a number of these traditions have been absorbed by cultures around the world and have granted many entrée into a nation otherwise far-removed from their own. This volume treats readers to a unique sensory experience, allowing them to better appreciate the sights, sounds, and tastes that have been developed and refined in China for centuries.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
12
CHAPTER 1 PEOPLE
19
CHAPTER 2 CHINESE CUISINE
40
CHAPTER 3 CHINESE LANGUAGES AND WRITING SYSTEM
45
CHAPTER 4 CONFUCIANISM
63
CHAPTER 5 DAOISM
90
CHAPTER 6 BUDDHISM
111
CHAPTER 7 CHINESE ART
151
CHAPTER 8 CHINESE MUSIC
234
CHAPTER 9 CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS
257
CHAPTER 10 CHINESE ARCHITECTURE
266
GLOSSARY
291
FOR FURTHER READING
293
INDEX
294
BACK COVER
301
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