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The Resource Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China, Roel Sterckx

Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China, Roel Sterckx

Label
Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China
Title
Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China
Statement of responsibility
Roel Sterckx
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and morality. Drawing on received and newly excavated written sources, Roel Sterckx's book explores how this vibrant culture influenced the ways in which the early Chinese explained the workings of the human senses, and the role of sensory experience in communicating with the spirit world. The book, which begins with a survey of dietary culture from the Zhou to the Han and offers some intriguing insights into the ritual preparation of food--some butchers and cooks were highly regarded and would rise to positions of influence as a result of their culinary skills--and the sacrificial ceremony itself. As a major contribution to the study of early China and to the development of philosophical thought, the book will be essential reading for students of the period, and for anyone interested in ritual and religion in the ancient world"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299.5/1138
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1859.F66
LC item number
S74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China, Roel Sterckx
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Customs and cuisine -- Cooking the world -- Sacrifice and sense -- The economics of sacrifice -- Sages, spirits, and senses
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Isbn
9781107001718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn685120486
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn726862775
Label
Food, sacrifice, and sagehood in early China, Roel Sterckx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Customs and cuisine -- Cooking the world -- Sacrifice and sense -- The economics of sacrifice -- Sages, spirits, and senses
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Isbn
9781107001718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn685120486
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn726862775

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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