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Han Feizi

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Han Feizi. This text was named after Han Fei, a prolific philosopher who was executed on trumped-up charges in 233 BC. Although Han Fei is probably responsible for the lion's ... More


An Omnipotent Rubber Stamp

Yuri Pines

in Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents how the late Zhanguo thinkers made painstaking efforts to find a more practical solution to the inherent conflict between their ideals and gloomy reality. The answer was to ... More


Two Prongs of the Debate: Bodily Agencies vs. Claims for Institutional Controls

Erica Fox Brindley

in Individualism in Early China: Human Agency and the Self in Thought and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833862
eISBN:
9780824870768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833862.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines debates about xing dating from the third and second centuries BCE. These debates generally presented two basic orientations on human agency: “internal,” individualistic ... More


Chinese History and Philosophy

David Schaberg

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the significance of the anecdote in Chinese historiography. It considers the circumstances which dictated that this would be the form to which writers gravitated in their ... More


Shen Dao in the Early Chinese Intellectual Milieu

Eirik Lang Harris

in The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177665
eISBN:
9780231542166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Works to situate Shen Dao in the early Chinese intellectual milieu and upon the philosophical landscape. The goal of this chapter is not merely to demonstrate that Shen Dao was deeply tied into the ... More


The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Paul Goldin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han ... More


Individualism in Early China: Human Agency and the Self in Thought and Politics

Erica Fox Brindley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833862
eISBN:
9780824870768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Conventional wisdom has it that the concept of individualism was absent in early China. This book provides an important corrective to this view and persuasively argues that an idea of individualism ... More


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