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Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

Bibliographies for each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures periods texts and terms in Chinese though. I m not a specialist in Chinese philosophy but I ve been developing a teaching competency and I m now regularly teaching a lower level Asian philosophy course that includes a un

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This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi Confucius Mengzi Mencius Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu and Xunzi Hsun. What a lovely compilation Yes it s incomplete but do you really want to read those seven books completely There were all the important passages those you may came across in you

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Tzu; two new works the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to and selective. Nice clear translation of a number of Chinese philosophers Kongzi Mengzi Xunzi etc The general introductions for each philosopher were also very good and helped to frame the phi


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Philip J Ivanhoe is an historian of Chinese thought particularly of Confucianism and Neo Confucianism He is a professor at the City University of Hong Kong



10 thoughts on “Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

  1. says:

    I left the book with an understanding of Yi and Li The historic roles of individuals in a Confucius system and why Confucianism was so relevant when it was at its height A former philosophy professor told me that it has som

  2. says:

    What a lovely compilation Yes it's incomplete but do you really want to read those seven books completely? There

  3. says:

    This was a great collection of books by the most prominent Chinese philosophers It was nice having the whole collection in one book it made it easier to compare and contrast the different schools of thought Some of the translation is bias and not exact on the terms Ivanhoe also uses a lot of footnotes to explain historic

  4. says:

    Good selection of readings from many of the main thinkers Although Laozi Zhuangzi are the most fun mystical I somehow orient to Xunzi because he seems to have the most balance from the excerpts provided Han Feizi is a glorious asshole

  5. says:

    Nice clear translation of a number of Chinese philosophers Kongzi Mengzi Xunzi etc The general introductions for each philosopher were also very good and helped to frame the philosophers' texts in the periods in which they lived When

  6. says:

    It's a pretty good primer on the basics of Kongzi Mengzi Zhuangzi Xunzi Laozi and Han Feizi Some of the readings are a bit dense but that's to be expected The editor is very good and the intros to each section provide good overviews of the life and beliefs of each philosophers plus pretty detailed footnotes I read this for class and probably would not have picked it up otherwise but if you want a refresher o

  7. says:

    I'm not a specialist in Chinese philosophy but I've been developing a teaching competency and I'm now regularly teaching a lower level Asian philosophy course that includes a unit on classical Chinese philosophy This is a helpful book for beginners with mostly accessible readable translations Sometimes I wonder if maybe longer and robust introductions to each school would help but the short introductions are ad

  8. says:

    Just reading this book will make you a better person Nobody spends the time to think about what it is to be right virtuous or just any Consider the perspectives of the sages and see how you can implement their teachings This volume helps contextualize the texts with footnotes that explain historical references and where th

  9. says:

    Works in this edition include Analects Mozi Mengzi Daodejing the full text Zhuangzi Xunzi Han Feizi White Horse

  10. says:

    Awesome collection of Chinese philosophy Read it in undergrad then stupidly took it home to NM; bought another copy for gr

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