Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and an MPhil from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Professor Mair is the general editor of the Cambria World Sinophone Series, as well as the editor of Sino-Platonic Papers and of the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series at the University of Hawaii Press. He is the coauthor of The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West (2000), the author of The Art of War: Sun Zi's Military Methods (2007), and the editor of The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2001).
China and Beyond (Special Paperback Edition): A Collection of Essays by Victor H. Mair
In this impressive collection, twelve of Victor Mair’s essays were carefully selected with the intention to show a clear picture of the development of his brilliant scholarship by including pieces from different phases of his career. This rare collection showcases Dr. Mair’s expertise in Medieval Chinese literature (especially in vernacular literature which was greatly influenced by exotic Buddhism), his insightful grasp of the cultural interactions between China and its neighbors (including India, Iran, and the ethnic groups to the south of China), and his significant contributions to philosophy and archeology.
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