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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Sin-wai Chan


496 pages | 76 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138211155
pub: 2019-12-20
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over five thousand years, comprised of 7000 word pieces by over 20 world-leading academics and experts.

Addressing areas such as China studies, cultural studies, cultural management, and more specific areas, such as religion, opera, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, material culture, performing arts and visual arts – this encyclopedia covers all major aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

The volume is intended to be a detailed reference for graduate students on a variety of courses, and also for undergraduate students on survey courses to Chinese culture.

Table of Contents

Aspects of traditional Chinese culture Chan Sin-wai Chapter 1 Architecture in traditional China Nancy S. Steinhardt Chapter 2 Agriculture in traditional China Liu Yingchun and Wang Haiyan Chapter 3 Bees in Chinese culture David Pattinson Chapter 4 Jingju: The treasures of classical Chinese theatre Li Ruru Chapter 5 Boat-/ship-building in traditional China Liu Yingchun and Han Qing Chapter 6 Buddhism in China Xue Yu Chapter 7 Calligraphy in traditional China Xu Yangsheng and Chan Sin-wai Chapter 8 Cantonese culture Chan Sin-wai Chapter 9 Cantonese opera Chan Sau-yan Chapter 10 Chinese culture in popular sayings and famous quotes Chan Sin-wai Chapter 11 The art of Chinese painting: Hong Kong perspective Tang Hoi-chiu Chapter 12 Confucianism Cheung Yu-kit Chapter 13 Education in traditional China Thomas H.C. Lee Chapter 14 Eight Characters, Five Elements, and Chinese Fortune-telling Chao Li Chapter 15 Embroidery Margaret Lee Chapter 16 An overview of Chinese fortune-telling in traditional times Richard J. Smith Chapter 17 Rouquan--A mysterious school of Chinese martial arts Devin Tam, Wang Ling, and Zhang Yaoting Chapter 18 Handicraft in traditional China Wang Haiyan and Liu Yingchun Chapter 19 From Page to Stage: Exploring Some Mysteries of Kunqu Music and Its Melodic Characteristics Lindy Li Mark Chapter 20 Leisure culture in traditional China Ma Huidi and Liu Er Chapter 21 Shadow play Li Jie Chapter 22 Taijiquan as a unique living embodiment of Chinese philosophy: Its essence, content, and terminology Kit Chunyu

About the Editor

Chan Sin-wai is Professor and Dean of the School of Humanities and Languages, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China. His teaching and research interests lie mainly in the areas of translation studies, translation technology, and bilingual lexicography. He has published more than 50 books in 60 volumes, mainly scholarly monographs, dictionaries, and translated works in different fields. His most recent book publications include The Future of Translation Technology: Towards a world without Babel (Routledge 2016), An Encyclopedia of Practical Translation and Interpreting (2018), and The human factor in machine translation (Routledge 2018).

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