The Way : Philosophy and Music in Ancient China

Description

This book undertakes a brief exploration of the fascinating topic of ancient Chinese music. Written in two parts, the first part examines: the mysteries of the Dao the dialectical philosophy of yin and yang the ideas behind the ancient Chinese Book of Changes wu xing: the philosophy of five elements that was seen to provide the key to a 'grand theory of everything' Part two explores some of the unique features of ancient Chinese music and tries to answer certain key questions how could music help to maintain the harmony between heaven, earth and humanity? how might the tuning of a musical scale affect the welfare of the people of society? how could music be used as an aid to enlightenment? how was music used for healing? If these questions interest you, then this book is for you.

Details

Author(s)
Dr Michael Hewitt
Format
Paperback | 172 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
Publication date
03 Dec 2017
Publisher
Note Tree
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0957547080
ISBN13
9780957547087