Presenting belief and philosophy, society and social class, city and architecture, literature and art, medicine and nursing, cooking and food, etiquettes and folk customs,
this book explores the deep meaning of Chinese civilization in a comprehensive way.
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Professor Liu Dong's main research fields are aesthetics, comparative literature and international sinology, and he started to study political philosophy and pedagogy recently. In the above fields, he has consistently sought to reconstruct Chinese cultural system. He has wrote Uglitics in the West, Ukiyo-e, Collection of Self-Selected Works of Liu Dong, Theory and The Mind, The Road Paved With Books, Taoism and the World, edited A Chinese Civilization Reader, and translated Max Weber, Ludwig Wittgenstein: An Introduction to His Philosophy, Rousseau, Kant and Goethe, and Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276.
Professor Liu Dong is one of the most active and persistent organizers of folk academic exchanges in the Chinese-speaking world. He, as the Editor-in-Chief, founded Overseas Chinese Studies Series and Humanity and Society Translation Series. The former contains 168 selected topics and mainly focuses on sinology, while the latter contains 120 selected topics and is primarily concerning with political philosophy and cultural theories. Both have been selected into the Top 10 Academic Book Series of the New Period, which produced a wide influence. With the invitation of Harvard-Yenching Institute, he found and edited Chinese Scholarship. With 29 issues published so far, Chinese Scholarship has become an international well-known academic publication. Recently, Professor Liu Dong launched two new series: Concerns of University and Japanese Studies in the West. He has also founded and edited Chinese Learning Digest for the Tsinghua Academy of Ancient Chinese Studies.