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East Asian Civilizations

East Asian Civilizations

A Dialogue in Five Stages

Wm. Theodore de Bary

ISBN 9780674031036

Publication date: 07/01/2009

De Bary constructs a magisterial overview of three thousand years of East Asian civilizations, principally in the form of dialogues among the major systems of thought that have dominated the Asian world’s historical development.

Praise

  • A short and hugely informative book for the layperson… Like a wise lecturer, de Bary brings the reader along to a fresh and rewarding comparison of Eastern and Western ways of thinking—and what the differences mean to us today… In the process, he has also written a succinct and valuable guide to the culture by which East Asia still lives.

    —Frank Gibney, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Author

  • William Theodore de Bary was John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Emeritus, and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University.

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