Defining Chu: Image and Reality in Ancient China

Scholars agree that the southern culture of China, roughly identifiable with the state of Chu during the period between 700 and 200 B.C is of great importance in the subsequent development of Chinese culture This book, the first in a Western language to attempt such a broad and in depth analysis of a single Chinese state, traces the evolution of the Chu from a vassal sScholars agree that the southern culture of China, roughly identifiable with the state of Chu during the period between 700 and 200 B.C is of great importance in the subsequent development of Chinese culture This book, the first in a Western language to attempt such a broad and in depth analysis of a single Chinese state, traces the evolution of the Chu from a vassal state of Zhou in the Spring and Autumn period to its rise and fall as a great hegemonic kingdom in the Warring States period and its eventual resurgence in the early Hah dynasty.Defining Chu begins with an overview of the historical geography, an outline of archaeological evidence for Chu history, and an appreciation of Chu art Following chapters examine issues of state and society the ideology of the ruling class, legal procedures, popular culture, and daily life The final section surveys Chu religion and literature and includes an analysis of the Chuci, the great anthology of Chu poetry, and its impact on mainstream Chinese literature A translation of the Chu Silk Manuscript, a document that has intrigued scholars since its discovery in Changsha some sixty years ago, is appended.
Defining Chu Image and Reality in Ancient China Scholars agree that the southern culture of China roughly identifiable with the state of Chu during the period between and B C is of great importance in the subsequent development of Chinese

  • Title: Defining Chu: Image and Reality in Ancient China
  • Author: Constance A. Cook
  • ISBN: 9780824829056
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Chu has always been my favorite of the Warring states, with it’s shamanistic religion and culture I find it very fascinating. I learned a LOT more about it from reading this book Defining Chu is an excellent collection of papers about the Warring States’ period. The book starts with a series of archeological based essays about Chu, it’s geography, economy, politics, grave goods culture and laws. The later essays that discussed the state and the religion were, to me, by far the most interes [...]

    2. The immense Chu state dominated the south for centuries throughout most of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States era until its final succumb to the armies of Qin that emerged from the west. Despite certain faults, this collection of essays is the best work that I know of which deals directly with this kingdom, from the territorial expansion and contraction of Chu to the nature of Chu art to its cultural legacy in the Han dynasty. I especially recommend Jenny So's Chu Art: Link Between the Old [...]

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