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    DescriptionSeveral events of a supernatural character are recorded as having taken place under the Chou dynasty. In B.C. 756, one of the feudal Dukes saw a vision of a yellow serpent which descended from heaven, and laid its head on the slope of a mountain. The Duke spoke of this to his astrologer, who said, "It is a manifestation of God; sacrifice to it." -from "The Ancient Faith" This concise 1906 work is the perfect introduction to the faiths of the Chinese civilization, from the earliest stories about the creation of the universe and the religious ventures of philosophers and emperors 5,000 years ago, to the "benevolent agnosticism" of Confucianism and the "doctrine of Inaction" of Taoism, to the sophisticated metaphysics of Buddhism. Unearthing surprising tidbits-human sacrifice, for instance, was not unknown in ancient China-this is a respectful, humanistic overview of the beliefs of a venerable peoples. British linguist and diplomat HERBERT ALLEN GILES (1845-1935) helped devise a new system to transliterate Mandarin into English. He served as an emissary to China from 1867 to 1892, and was later the second professor of Chinese at Cambridge. He also wrote The Civilization of China, Historic China and Other Sketches, and China and the Manchus.


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    Title
    Religions of Ancient China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herbert A C
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 86 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781596056619
    ISBN 10: 1596056614
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    LC classification: BL
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: QRAX
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Imprint name
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 December 2005