Chinese Ideas about Nature and Society
Studies in Honour of Derk Bodde
Edited by Charles Le Blanc and Susan Blader
May 1987
360 pages
6.5" x 9.5"
HK$240 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$35 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-962-209-188-7
HK$298 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$45 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-962-209-189-4

The universe, in Chinese eyes, is a harmonious organism; its pattern of movement is inherent and not imposed from without; and the world of man, being a part of the universe, follows a similar pattern. (Derk Bodde, armony and Conflict in Chinese Philosophy). The main theme that pervades this Festschrift, written by fellow-scholars and students of Bodde for his seventy-fifth birthday, is that of the proper ordering of the universe as it obtains in the Chinese tradition.