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East Asian Civilizations

A Dialogue in Five Stages

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ISBN 9780674224063

Publication Date: 04/01/1991

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William Theodore 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.

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