Acknowledgments Introduction Units of Spatial Order The Empire and the Reconstruction of Space 1. The Human Body Discovery of the Body in the Fourth Century b.c. The Composite Body Interfaces of the Body Conclusion 2. The Household Households as Political Units Households as Residential Units Households as Units of Larger Networks The Household Divided Household and Tomb Conclusion 3. Cities and Capitals The World of the City-States Cities of the Warring States and Early Empires Invention of the Imperial Capital Conclusion 4. Regions and Customs The Warring States Philosophical Critique of Custom Custom and Region Regions and the Great Families Regional and Local Cults Rhapsodies on Regions Conclusion 5. World and Cosmos Grids and Magic Squares The Bright Hall and Ruler-Centered Models Mirrors, Diviner's Boards, and Other Cosmic Charts Mountains and World Models Conclusion Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index
Mark Edward Lewis is Kwoh-ting Li Professor of Chinese Culture at Stanford University and the author of Writing and Authority in Early China, also published by SUNY Press.