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Book of Documents, Shangshu: Bilingual Edition, Chinese and English: Chinese Classic of History

ISBN: 9781533639370
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2016-06-06
Number of pages: 324
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This complete edition of The Book of Documents (Shangshu) features both English and Chinese side-by-side for easy reference and bilingual support. The sections are linked and organized for easy reading. The Book of Documents or Classic of History, also known as the Shangshu, is one of the Five Classics of ancient Chinese literature. It is a collection of rhetorical prose attributed to figures of ancient China, and served as the foundation of Chinese political philosophy for over 2,000 years. The chapters are grouped into four sections representing different eras: the semi-mythical reign of Yu the Great, and the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties. The Zhou section accounts for over half the text. This edition also includes a Classical Chinese Quick Study Guide, with an added study reference for the 100 most frequent classical Chinese characters.

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