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    DescriptionIn this comprehensive study of the rhetoric, narrative patterns, and intellectual content of the Zuozhuan and Guoyu, David Schaberg reads these two collections of historical anecdotes as traces of a historiographical practice that flourished around the 4th century BCE among the followers of Confucius. He contends that the coherent view of early China found in these texts is an effect of their origins and the habits of reading they impose. Rather than being totally accurate accounts, they represent the efforts of a group of officials and ministers to argue for a moralising interpretation of the events of early Chinese history and for their own value as skilled interpreters of events and advisers to the rulers of the day.


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    Title
    A Patterned Past
    Subtitle
    Form and Thought in Early Chinese Historiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Schaberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 530
    Width: 179 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674008618
    ISBN 10: 0674008618
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 951
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GDC
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
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    DC22: 931/.03/072
    LC classification: DS747.15 .S32 2001
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHF, NHC
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass