Roel Sterckx has been a pioneer in exploring the intrigu- ing business of how Chinese food has affected the evolution of Chinese civilization see, e. His body of work is a polished accomplishment stemming from his many years spent studying food in early China. In fact, the distinctly personal nature of sensory experiences helped Chinese pursue higher levels of spiritual perceptions in matters ranging from individ- ual self-cultivation and the practice of morality to governance and the righteousness of rulers. For ordinary people, vegetable eating sym- bolized the frugality that was written about in literary works, whereas meat eating, which was uncommon in early China, symbolized a respectable dietary practice for the elderly. In addition, food prohibitions emerged in society, enjoining people to eat balanced meals, to abstain from dietary overindulgence, and to pursue longevity through diet.
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Contents sages spirits and senses. Roel Sterckx, Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China — PhilPapers In ancient China, the preparation of food and the offering up of food as a religious sacrifice were intimately connected with models of sagehood and ideas of self-cultivation and morality.
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