Skip to product information
1 of 1
Confucius
Martin Palmer (Translator)

The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)

The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)

BIBLIONEPAL

ISBN: 9780141197463

In stock

Regular price Rs.960.00
Regular price Rs.0.00 Sale price Rs.960.00
Sale Sold out
Discount Icon

Get this for Rs.864.00

A wonderfully enjoyable storehouse of ancient Chinese history and legends, which also has an important role in understanding 21st century. China 'And remember: Heaven's blessing will cease forever if there's despair and poverty in your lands.' The Most Venerable Book (also known as The Book of History) is one of the Five Classics, a key work of Chinese literature which preserves some of the most ancient and dramatic chronicles of the history, both real and mythological, of the Chinese state. For many centuries it was a central work for anyone wishing to work for the Imperial administration, preserving as it does a fascinating mixture of key Confucian concepts as well as page after page of heroes, benevolent rulers, sagacious ministers, and struggles against flood, corruption and vicious, despotic rulers. The First Emperor tried in 213 BC to have all copies of the book destroyed because of its subversive implication that 'the Mandate of Heaven' could be withdrawn from rulers who failed their people. For similar reasons it was also banned by Chairman Mao. Extraordinarily, the values of The Most Venerable Book have been revived by the Chinese government of the 2010s.

Information Icon Descriptions are sourced from publishers or third parties and are not independently verified See our disclaimer

×

Disclaimer

Book descriptions and information on our website are sourced from third parties, including websites and publishers. While we aim for accuracy, we do not verify these details. The information provided may contain inaccuracies or may not be relevant to your context.

We recommend that customers review book summaries, author information, and available reviews before purchasing. If you find any misinformation, please contact us at contact@biblionepal.com. Your feedback is valuable, and we will address any issues promptly.

Please note that the information contained on this website is subject to change without notice and may be subject to copyright.

View full details