A Short History of Chinese Philosophy

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 1, 1997 - Philosophy - 368 pages
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The classic chronicle of Chinese philosophical thought from the third millennium to the 20th century.

From the sage-kings of ancient China to the 1911 overthrow of the oldest monarchical system in the world, Chinese philosophy has evolved and influenced schools of thought around the world. In an accessible voice, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy clearly illuminates Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Yin-Yang, and more. For those interested in philosophy or Asian studies, this is the perfect window into ancient and modern Chinese ideology.
 

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Contents

THE SPIRIT OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
1
THE BACKGROUND OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
16
THE ORIGIN OF THE SCHOOLS
30
CONFUCIUS THE FIRST TEACHER
38
MO TZU THE FIRST OPPONENT OF CONFUCIUS
49
THE FIRST PHASE OF TAOISM YANG CHU
60
THE IDEALISTIC WING OF CONFUCIANISM
68
THE SCHOOL OF NAMES
80
THEORIZER OF THE HAN EMPIRE TUNG
191
THE ASCENDANCY OF CONFUCIANISM
204
NEOTAOISM THE RATIONALISTS
217
NEOTAOISM THE SENTIMENTALISTS
231
THE FOUNDATION OF CHINESE BUDDHISM
241
CHAPTER 22 CHANISM THE PHILOSOPHY OF SILENCE
255
NEOCONFUCIANISM THE COSMOLOGISTS
266
NEOCONFUCIANISM THE BEGINNING OF
281

THE SECOND PHASE OF TAOISM LAO TZU
93
THE THIRD PHASE OF TAOISM CHUANG TZU
115
THE YinYang SCHOOL AND EARLY CHINESE
129
THE REALISTIC WING OF CONFUCIANISM
143
HAN FEI TZU AND THE LEGALIST SCHOOL
155
CONFUCIANIST METAPHYSICS
166
WORLD POLITICS AND WORLD PHILOSOPHY
178
NEOCONFUCIANISM THE SCHOOL
294
NEOCONFUCIANISM THE SCHOOL OF UNIVER
307
THE INTRODUCTION OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
319
CHINESE PHILOSOPHY IN THE MODERN WORLD
332
BIBLIOGRAPHY
343
INDEX
351
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Responsible for reintroduing the study of Chinese philosophy in the 20th century, Feng Yu-lan is considered the father of Neo-Confucianism. He studied at Columbia University and taught at Quinghua University and Peking University. He died in 1990.

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