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ISBN-10: 0691169314
ISBN-13: 9780691169316
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 03/22/2016
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.00" W, 1.10" H

Xunzi: The Complete Text

Editor: Eric L Hutton
Translator: Eric L Hutton
Introduction by: Eric L Hutton

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Price: $27.95

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This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi presents a more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton’s translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before.

This edition features an introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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The decision by Eric Hutton to translate the verse sections as poetry means that this book can be appreciated not only as an important work of early Confucian thought, but also as a literary text.–-Olivia Milburn, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
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Details

ISBN-10: 0691169314
ISBN-13: 9780691169316
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 03/22/2016
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.00" W, 1.10" H
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