A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy / Edition 1

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy / Edition 1

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by Wing-Tsit Chan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691019649

ISBN-13: 9780691019642

Pub. Date: 04/01/1969

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780691019642
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1969
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
874
Sales rank:
572,194
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.69(d)

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A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This was a great find, the book includes excerpts from many ancient and later texts, and the comments by the author/editor (Chan) binds the ideas of the texts together very nicely. I think the talent and art of a translator and editor is in binding all the different material together into a cohesive context. I think Chan does this marvelously. The material speaks for itself, but anyone interested in Chinese culture for whatever reason: business, education etc. will deffinetely benefit from this great book.