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Mysticism and Kingship in China The Heart of Chinese Wisdom

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ISBN-10: 0521468280

ISBN-13: 9780521468282

Edition: 1997

Authors: Julia Ching, John Clayton, Steven Collins, William Graham, Nicholas De Lange

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Ching surveys 4,000 years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism, and argues that the institutions of kingship were bound up with cultivation of trance states and communication with spirits.
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List price: $65.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.06" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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