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The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel: Essays on Political Philosophy in Our Modern Era of Interacting Cultures by Thomas A. Metzger (review)

The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel: Essays on Political Philosophy in Our Modern Era of... Reviews 629 and the terracotta soldiers placed at his tomb, this volume is exceptional in its placing of the First Emperor in his context — a young ruler of a vassal state of questionable “barbarian” influences forging an empire out of the ruins of an old world, a world he conquered with a invincible army and governed with an iron fist. Chao-Hui Jenny Liu Chao-Hui Jenny Liu holds an MPhil in East Asian archaeology from Cambridge University and a PhD in Chinese art and archaeology from the University of London. She currently works at Princeton University. o Th mas A. Metzger. e I Th vory Tower and the Marble Citadel: Essays on Political Philosophy in Our Modern Era of Interacting Cultures. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2012. xxiii, 795 pp. Hardcover $75.00, isbn: 978-962-996-488-7. o Th mas Metzger’s new book is the sequel to his 2005 A Cloud across the Pacic. fi Like the first volume, this book is of such complexity as to defy reduction to a single statement of what it is about. Students of the first volume and the discus- sions surrounding it will easily segue into the second. Those who are not familiar with his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel: Essays on Political Philosophy in Our Modern Era of Interacting Cultures by Thomas A. Metzger (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (4) – May 29, 2015

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Reviews 629 and the terracotta soldiers placed at his tomb, this volume is exceptional in its placing of the First Emperor in his context — a young ruler of a vassal state of questionable “barbarian” influences forging an empire out of the ruins of an old world, a world he conquered with a invincible army and governed with an iron fist. Chao-Hui Jenny Liu Chao-Hui Jenny Liu holds an MPhil in East Asian archaeology from Cambridge University and a PhD in Chinese art and archaeology from the University of London. She currently works at Princeton University. o Th mas A. Metzger. e I Th vory Tower and the Marble Citadel: Essays on Political Philosophy in Our Modern Era of Interacting Cultures. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2012. xxiii, 795 pp. Hardcover $75.00, isbn: 978-962-996-488-7. o Th mas Metzger’s new book is the sequel to his 2005 A Cloud across the Pacic. fi Like the first volume, this book is of such complexity as to defy reduction to a single statement of what it is about. Students of the first volume and the discus- sions surrounding it will easily segue into the second. Those who are not familiar with his

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 29, 2015

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