A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

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Wing-tsit Chan
Princeton University Press, 1963 - Philosophy - 856 pages
14 Reviews


A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex and difficult road to significant understanding by Westerners of the Asian peoples and a monumental contribution to the cause of philosophy. It is the first anthology of Chinese philosophy to cover its entire historical development. It provides substantial selections from all the great thinkers and schools in every period--ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary--and includes in their entirety some of the most important classical texts. It deals with the fundamental and technical as well as the more general aspects of Chinese thought. With its new translation of source materials (some translated for the first time), its explanatory aids where necessary, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this volume will be an indispensable guide for scholars, for college students, for serious readers interested in knowing the real China.


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User Review  - Bendick Ong - Goodreads

Excellent book by a well-respected Scholar both in China and overseas. Insightful, ingenious, indispensable! Read full review

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User Review  - Gordon - Goodreads

An eye-opener when I was in college, even if it now seems awfully dry and detached. Read full review

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