Han Feizi: Basic Writings / Edition 1

Han Feizi: Basic Writings / Edition 1

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by Burton Watson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231129696

ISBN-13: 9780231129695

Pub. Date: 05/07/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, was a representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy and produced the final and most readable exposition of its

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Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, was a representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy and produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories. His handbook for the ruler deals with the problems of strengthening and preserving the state, the way of the ruler, the use of power, and punishment and favor. Ironically, the ruler most influenced by Han Feizi, the king of Qin, eventually sent Han Feizi to prison, where he later committed suicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129695
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/07/2003
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Outline of Early Chinese HistoryIntroductionThe Way of the RulerOn Having StandardsThe Two HandlesWielding PowerThe Eight VillainiesThe Ten FaultsThe Difficulties of PersuasionMr. HePrecautions Within the PalaceFacing SouthThe Five VerminEminence in LearningIndex

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