An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family (review)

An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family (review) Howard Giskin and Bettye S. Walsh, editors. An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family. Albany: State University of New York Press, 200. xii, 238 pp. Hardcover 7.50, isbn 0-794-5047-3. Paperback 23.95, isbn 0-794-5048-. In 996, Roger Ames of the University of Hawai`i and Henry Rosemont, Jr., of St. Mary's College, both respected scholars of Confucian philosophy, organized an NEH summer institute that brought together mostly literary scholars and philosophers, with one anthropologist, to learn about Chinese culture. Unlike most symposia of this sort, the enthusiastic program produced a book of essays, edited by Howard Giskin and Bettye S. Walsh, two professors of English with only moderate background in the study of China, containing chapters by people with similar backgrounds, on topics ranging from language and literature to architecture. It is hard to know what to think of such a book, or who would read it or find it useful, or why. The title seems to indicate that the authors were attempting to write either a textbook suitable for college or advanced secondary classes, or perhaps a book for the general reader. The title and the content of at least some of the essays also seem to indicate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family (review)

China Review International, Volume 12 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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Howard Giskin and Bettye S. Walsh, editors. An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family. Albany: State University of New York Press, 200. xii, 238 pp. Hardcover 7.50, isbn 0-794-5047-3. Paperback 23.95, isbn 0-794-5048-. In 996, Roger Ames of the University of Hawai`i and Henry Rosemont, Jr., of St. Mary's College, both respected scholars of Confucian philosophy, organized an NEH summer institute that brought together mostly literary scholars and philosophers, with one anthropologist, to learn about Chinese culture. Unlike most symposia of this sort, the enthusiastic program produced a book of essays, edited by Howard Giskin and Bettye S. Walsh, two professors of English with only moderate background in the study of China, containing chapters by people with similar backgrounds, on topics ranging from language and literature to architecture. It is hard to know what to think of such a book, or who would read it or find it useful, or why. The title seems to indicate that the authors were attempting to write either a textbook suitable for college or advanced secondary classes, or perhaps a book for the general reader. The title and the content of at least some of the essays also seem to indicate

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