Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


American Academy of Asian Studies

First Advisor

Not Mentioned


China was already old in its own eyes by the year 221 B.C. To picture that age in its proper perspective, it will be necessary, for a while, to look backwards toward an even more distant time, adjusting sight onto a day when China was young, and with what memories still extant, try to reconstruct, uncovering and making clear, that complex which caused a dawn, one magnificent moment, to explode, brilliantly and deadly, into the day of the Legalist, fortunately brief, where a God reigned on high in the guise of cruel Law--and the People suffered...





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