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The construction of space in early China, Mark Edward Lewis

Label
The construction of space in early China
Title
The construction of space in early China
Statement of responsibility
Mark Edward Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the formation of the Chinese empire through its reorganization and reinterpretation of its basic spatial units the human body, the household, the city, the region, and the world. The central theme of the book is the way all these forms of ordered space were reshaped by the project of unification and how, at the same time, that unification was constrained and limited by the necessary survival of the units on which it was based
  • Consequently, as Mark Edward Lewis shows, each level of spatial organization could achieve order and meaning only within an encompassing, superior whole: the body within the household, the household within the lineage and state, the city within the region, and the region within the world empire, while each level still contained within itself the smaller units from which it was formed. The unity that was the empire's highest goal avoided collapse back into the original chaos of nondistinction only by preserving within itself the very divisions on the basis of family or region that it claimed to transcend."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Mark Edward
Dewey number
181/.11
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B126
LC item number
.L38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Social groups
Label
The construction of space in early China, Mark Edward Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • World and cosmos
  • Ch. 1.
  • The human body
  • Ch. 2.
  • The household
  • Ch. 3.
  • Cities and capitals
  • Ch. 4.
  • Regions and customs
Control code
57344065
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780791466070
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004030455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57344065
Label
The construction of space in early China, Mark Edward Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • World and cosmos
  • Ch. 1.
  • The human body
  • Ch. 2.
  • The household
  • Ch. 3.
  • Cities and capitals
  • Ch. 4.
  • Regions and customs
Control code
57344065
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780791466070
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004030455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57344065

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