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Published by University Press of America in Lanham .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China.

Subjects:

  • Philosophy, Chinese -- To 221 B.C,
  • Philosophers -- China

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRichard Gotshalk.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB126 .G67 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL388944M
ISBN 100761813462
LC Control Number98052707

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