The Chinese Experience
History of Civilization
By Raymond Dawson. 6" x 9", 318 pages, paperback. The author shows how Chinese art and literature are linked by the magic of the calligraphic brush-stroke. Divided into four parts: The Political Experience, The Philosophical Experience, The Social and Economic Experience, and The Aesthetic Experience. Brings alive a civilization in which emperors are magnified, bureaucrats satirized, women worshipped, nature adored, parting and death mourned, and war reviled.