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By Sarah A. Queen,Paul van Els

Analyzes using anecdotes as a necessary rhetorical instrument and type of persuasion in a variety of literary genres in early China.

Between historical past and Philosophy is the 1st book-length research in English to target the rhetorical services and different types of anecdotal narratives in early China. Edited via Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, this quantity advances the thesis that anecdotes—brief, freestanding money owed of unmarried occasions related to historic figures, and sometimes additionally unnamed folks, animals, items, or abstractions—served as a necessary instrument of persuasion and meaning-making inside of better texts. individuals to the amount examine using anecdotes from the Warring States interval to the Han Dynasty, together with their kin to different kinds of narrative, their circulate and reception, and their significant place as a style of argumentation in numerous ancient and philosophical literary genres.

Paul van Els is collage Lecturer of China experiences at Leiden collage, the Netherlands, and the writer of The Wenzi: production, Manipulation, and Reception of a chinese language Philosophical Text.

Paul van Els is college Lecturer of China reports at Leiden collage, the Netherlands, and the writer of The Wenzi: production, Manipulation, and Reception of a chinese language Philosophical Text.

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