By John Berthrong, Evelyn Berthrong
Opposed to the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, this special new advent follows a Confucian couple, including their kinfolk, neighbors, and employees, via a regular day. the end result bargains a desirable perception into the highbrow, scholarly, and functional facets of Confucianism.
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