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By Wing-Tsit Chan

A resource booklet in chinese language Philosophy is a milestone alongside the advanced and hard highway to major realizing via Westerners of the Asian peoples and a enormous contribution to the reason for philosophy. it's the first anthology of chinese language philosophy to hide its complete historic improvement. It presents enormous decisions from all of the nice thinkers and colleges in each period--ancient, medieval, sleek, and contemporary--and comprises of their entirety probably the most vital classical texts. It bargains with the elemental and technical in addition to the extra basic elements of chinese language proposal. With its new translation of resource fabrics (some translated for the 1st time), its explanatory aids the place invaluable, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this quantity could be an necessary advisor for students, for students, for severe readers drawn to figuring out the true China.

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1, p. 2 342. On this question, see Dubs, "The Archaic Royal Jou (Chou) Religion," T''oung Pao, 46 (1959), 218-259. 3 According to Kuo Mo-jo, Ch'ing-t'ung shih-tai (The Bronze Age), 1946, pp. 9-12, and Fu Ssu-nien, Hsing-ming ku-hsün pien-cheng (Critical Studies of the Classical Interpretations of the Nature and Destiny), 1940, 2:3a. ) to the early Chou. Twenty-five of the fifty-eight chapters are believed to be forgeries by Wang Su (195-256), Huang-fu Mi (215-282), or Mei Tse (of the Eastern Chin period, 317-420).

23). However, they accept it as an authentic record of conversations in various states during the Spring and Autumn period. , Journal Asiatique, vol. 9, no. 1 (1893), 373-419, no. , Discours des Royaumes, 1895, pp. 1-268. 8 The interpretation of this line varies. That of the Mao-shih cheng-i (Correct Meanings of the Book of Odes Transmitted by Mao) by K'ung Ying-ta (574-648) is followed here. 9 Chung Shan-fu was Marquis of Fan, according to the Mao-shih cheng-i, a very virtuous man, whom Heaven sent out to help King Hsüan (r.

The "six 17 THE HUMANISM OF CONFUCIUS Many Chinese scholars, especially in the last several decades, have debated such questions as whether he actually made a trip some time in his forties to see Lao Tzu to inquire about ancient rites and ceremonies, whether he wrote the Ch'un-ch'iu (Spring and Autumn Annals), edited the other ancient Classics, and wrote the "ten wings" or commentaries of one of them, namely, the Book of Changes. After having once rejected these claims, many scholars are now inclined to believe them.

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