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CHINESE MORAL SENTIMENTS BEFORE CONFUCIUS: A Study in the Origin of Ethical Valu
Shanghai 1914, Christian Literature Soc. Green cloth, very good, bibliography, 221p., 12.5 x 19 cm., Chinese characters in the text, spine joints cracked, mended now solid. FIRST EDITION AUTHOR'S INSCRIBED, DATED PRESENTATION COPY This is a very fascinating and early Shanghai imprint, based on study by the author, and is his PhD. dissertation. * The scholarly work, covers his theory, sources, authorities, the Chinese language, significance of his study. The introduction presents a fascinating essay: "Chinese moral sentiments before Confucius: A study in the origin of ethical valuations." * With chapters: The nature of Chinese language and its significance for our study; task in relation to the sources. General conditions of life: question of occupations, agricultural interests, absence of animal products, national customs, agricultural development, * Ethno-geographic situation: indigenous race, localized situation. * Socialized universe as a basis of moral sentiments: solidarity of society, family as a social unit; ruler as parent of the people, extension of domestic sentiment to larger groups. * Celestial world and its meaning for human society: Heaven and Shuang-ti; racial solidarity and worship of ancestors; spirits in nature, cosmic forces, early Chinese relations. * Recognition of social distinctions: within the family, age, parenthood, sex, between families, personal character, pattern of Chinese moral order. * Moral sentiments relating to particular situations: kinship group, parents & children; brothers & sisters; uncles & cousins. * Relation between the sexes: husband & wife; ladies of the Princely households; charms of young women; proper & improper conduct. * Ruler and subjects: moral character of the Ruler, work of ministers and princes; popularity of worthy Rulers; conspicuous failures; some loyal subjects. * Friendship and festivities. * Military activities. * This is a rare primary resource and early study. *** With copious bibliography. *** .
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