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Balanced Discourses

by Gan, Xu; Makeham, John;Xu, Gan

First Edition

Price: $48.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: EM-B1195-02
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0300092016
  • ISBN 13: 9780300092011
  • Publisher: Yale University
  • Place: New Haven, CT
  • Date published: 2002
  • Keywords: ESSAYS POLTICS LIFE

New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2002. New Haven, CT, Yale University, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Rich red cloth with gilt lettering and small, black block on spine, textured gray endpapers, red ribbon bookmark, 366 pp. Written by the Han philosopher Xu Gan (170-217), Balanced Discourses is an inquiry into the causes of political breakdown. It provides a unique contemporary account of the social, intellectual, and cosmological factors that Xu Gan identified as having precipitated the demise of the Han order, in essays spanning topics from Confucian cultivation to calendar calculation. This edition contains the original Chinese text with annotations and, on facing pages, an annotated English translation. Dust jacket has slight shelf-wear. New in a near-fine dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.