A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

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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.

Title:A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Edition Language:English

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  • Joseph

    Called by many readers as "The Bible of Chinese Philosophy" The Sourcebook is a comprehensive compendium of the many different Philosophical and Religious Schools of Thought in Chinese history, both t...

  • globulon

    Believe it or not, I read this book straight through like it was a novel. While it can serve as a reference work, the author also does an amazing job of showing the continuity in the whole history so ...

  • Chad

    I am currently taking an Asian Thought philosophy course, and I find the philosophies of the orient to be incredibly intriguing, as it is a focus completely separate and isolated from western philosop...

  • Eric Ryniker

    This book is indispensable for its comprehension. There are individual works for which I prefer different translations (i.e. Red Pine's Daodejing and Eric Hutton's Xunzi), but there is no single-volum...

  • Nicholas

    Still, after about 50 years, an excellent one volume survey of Chinese thought....

  • Holly

    I picked this Chan book at the library not exactly sure what I was going to use it for. I ended up only using it for the Lao Tzu. It is only an okay interpretation as there is minimal commentary so a ...

  • Eric Grey

    I'm actually still reading this one - it's going to take many readings to make it through. It's a shame it's hard to find. Every serious student of Chinese medicine should try to make their way throug...

  • Eric

    Impressively comprehensive with good translations and introductions that put the material in historical context. The only thing preventing it from getting that fifth star is my general problem with Co...

  • Joshua

    This is like the encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. It begins with the early mystics and ends with Chinese Communism.It's a bit lengthy so I wouldn't recommend it unless you are highly interested in ...

  • Bruce Crown

    Excellent source text and translation of eastern philosophy works. Commentary and annotations should be taken with a grain of salt, as with any philosophical text. ...