By Mu-chou Poo
Enemies of Civilization is a piece of comparative heritage and cultural realization that discusses how “others” have been perceived in 3 old civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. every one civilization was once the dominant tradition in its a part of the area, and every built a frame of mind that appeared itself as culturally stronger to its friends. Mu-chou Poo compares those societies’ attitudes towards different cultures and unearths transformations and similarities that display the self-perceptions of every society.
Notably, this paintings exhibits that during distinction to fashionable racism in accordance with biophysical positive factors, such prejudice didn't exist in those historical societies. It was once tradition instead of biophysical nature that was once an important criterion for distinguishing us from them. by way of analyzing how societies conceive their prejudices, this booklet breaks new flooring within the learn of old heritage and opens new how you can examine human society, either historic and modern.
Mu-chou Poo is Professor and examine Fellow within the Institute of background and Philology at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. he's the writer of a number of books, together with looking for own Welfare: A View of historical chinese language faith, additionally released via SUNY Press.
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Enemies of Civilization: Attitudes toward Foreigners in Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) by Mu-chou Poo