[Reading] ➬ Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy ➳ Philip J. Ivanhoe – Thomashillier.co.uk

Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy This New Edition Offers Expanded Selections From The Works Of Kongzi Confucius , Mengzi Mencius , Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu , And Xunzi Hsun Tzu Two New Works, The Dialogues Robber Zhi And White Horse A Concise General Introduction Brief Introductions To, And Selective Bibliographies For, Each Work And Four Appendices That Shed Light On Important Figures, Periods, Texts, And Terms In Chinese Thought.


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10 thoughts on “Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

  1. 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.


  2. says:

    If you are looking for a good general introduction to ancient Chinese philosophy, this book is certainly the place to start Offered are some selections from the greatest texts of classical Chinese philosophy, including the Analects of Confucius, the Mozi, the Chuang Tzu, and others, and the entirety of what is arguably the greatest work of classical Chinese philosophy the Tao Te Ching In addition, the editors and compilers provide the reader w...


  3. says:

    For readers looking for a solid, robust introduction to early Chinese thought, this is a great compilation Ivanhoe and Lau bring a solid unification to the cornerstone texts of the Spring and Autumn 770 476 BCE and Warring States 476 221 BCE periods of pre Qin China The reader is introduced to the institutional progenitors of early Confucian thought Confucius Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunxi that would help shape the China of the following 2500 years We also receive the foundational text for China For readers looking for a solid, robust introduction to early Chinese thought, this is a great compilation Ivanhoe and Lau bring a solid unification to the cornerstone texts of the Spring and Autumn 770 476 BCE and Warring States 476 221 BCE periods of pre Qin China The reader is introduced to the institutional progenitors of early Confucian thought Confucius Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunxi that would help shape the China of the following 2500 years We also receive the foundational text for China s other indigenous school of thought, and la...


  4. 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 some of the most accurate translations from the Analects Further, the text doe a nice job at showing how certain movements and schools of thought were highly reactive, like Taoism This is a highly academic...


  5. says:

    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 your life, those mostly cited And books are served in appropriate length Cause even thought Daodejing is beatyful boook I can t imagine reading whole book, it s so repetative and it s not the only book on which I have this opinion I highly recommend this book, it gives you insight in their writing styles, in their W...


  6. 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 historical context, terms and meanings, which is helpful But I think he focuses on his opinion a little too much Over all a good book to have if you are at all ...


  7. 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 explai...


  8. 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 ...


  9. 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 translati...


  10. 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 p...


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