Great Books of China: From Ancient Times to the Present by Frances Wood is a non-fiction book about Chinese literature. Frances Wood is an English librarian, sinologue and historian known for her writings on Chinese history.
- 272 pages
- Publisher: BlueBridge
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629190071
Great Books of China: From Ancient Times to the Present by Frances Wood allows reader to discover classic books and texts from China. The author writes a small section about each book which is considered a treasure of Chinese culture.
I have never heard of many of these books myself and I’m glad I took the time to read this introductory book to various genres including history, science, travel and poetry. These books were written by scholars throughout history and the author did an excellent job presenting them in context to the time they were written in and to the society they were written for.
The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor. The sections are concise, easy to read and understandable.
Zohar — Man of la Book
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