Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Literary Collections - 280 pages
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First published in 1939.
This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection.
 

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Good overview of sources for Taoism, Confucianism and Mencius. A bit dated, and the translation is clunky compared to some more modern versions, but a pretty decent buy if you can find it. Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Chauang Tzu
16
Mencius
115
The Realists
199
Epilogue Realism in Action
248
Appendix I The Sources
256
Appendix II Hsn Tzu on Mencius Chutang Tzu on Shn Tao
260
Appendix III Rites for Defensive War
263
Appendix IV Biographies
265
Finding List
266
Index
269
Textual Notes
273
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