Reviews

  • The text is alive with the deeds and misdeeds of Chinese rulers, some told in graphic and gory detail . . . Palmer's introduction is witty and eschews any sign of academic-speak . . . There has been a revival in interest in China in Confucian ethics in recent years as people search for moral points of reference . . . <i>The Shang Shu </i>is part of this, and Martin Palmer has presented the English reading audience with an excellent route to an understanding of these ideas

    China Daily - European Weekly