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1. "Cosmology," a Western Term

The need to feel somewhat at home in nature and the construction of ordered world-views seem to be shared by most, if not all, human cultures. It is therefore appropriate and possibly instructive to ask about the importance and characteristics of Chinese cosmologies. But at the s…

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Defoort, Carine, “Cosmology”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 21 November 2019
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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