China is one of the world"s most ancient civilization, with a history spanning over 5000 years. Chinese Culture : a reader"s guide summarizes China"s five millennia of cultyral development from a variety of perspetives. The contents are organized into ten chapters : origin of civilization, wWriting and language, Chinese Thought, literature, art, education, science and technology, popular cultural, physical culture, and cultural exchange. It is hoped that this book will illuminate both the essential features of Chinese culture? and the spirit of harmony and self-improvement that characterizes the Chinese people.