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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


Mocking the Sages

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how Lu Xun's rewrites of historical tales and biographies expose both the arbitrary nature of literary canonization and the constructed nature of narrative. His mocking of ... More


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