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Five Lost Classics: Tao, Huang-lao, and  Yin-yang in Han China Robin D.S. Yates

Five Lost Classics: Tao, Huang-lao, and Yin-yang in Han China

Robin D.S. Yates

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ISBN : 9780345365385
Hardcover
301 pages
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In 1973, the unsealing of the Mawangdui tombs in Chinas Hunan province yielded up a treasure trove of texts that have profoundly altered our understanding of Chinese intellectual history. Among the documents discovered in the richly furnished tombMoreIn 1973, the unsealing of the Mawangdui tombs in Chinas Hunan province yielded up a treasure trove of texts that have profoundly altered our understanding of Chinese intellectual history. Among the documents discovered in the richly furnished tomb of a second-century B.C.E. aristocrat were five texts written on silk that contained primary works on Huang-Lao Taoism and Yin-yang philosophy that had been lost to mankind for more than two thousand years--a discovery equivalent to the unearthing of the Dead Sea Scrolls.Now Prof. Robin D. S. Yates, a noted expert in Chinese history and philosophy, offers the first translation of these precious texts into a Western language.With the publication of this volume, documents of inestimable value once again take their place in the canon of world literature and philosophy. Prefaced with Professor Yatess informative introduction, FIVE LOST SCROLLS is as accessible to general readers as it is illuminating to scholars.