A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy by Wing-Tsit Chan

By Wing-Tsit Chan

A resource booklet in chinese language Philosophy is a milestone alongside the advanced and hard highway to major realizing by means of Westerners of the Asian peoples and a huge contribution to the reason for philosophy. it's the first anthology of chinese language philosophy to hide its complete ancient improvement. It presents mammoth decisions from the entire nice thinkers and faculties in each period--ancient, medieval, smooth, and contemporary--and contains of their entirety probably the most vital classical texts. It offers with the basic and technical in addition to the extra common elements of chinese language notion. With its new translation of resource fabrics (some translated for the 1st time), its explanatory aids the place important, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this quantity might be an quintessential advisor for students, for students, for severe readers drawn to figuring out the genuine China.

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57 Analects, 9:4. 60 58 59 Mencius, 2A:2. , 5B:1. , 18:8. 61 See Liu Pao-nan, Lun-yü cheng-i. 63 4:11.

He took some of his pupils along with him. Eventually disappointed, he returned, at the age of sixty-eight, to his own state to teach and perhaps to write and edit the Classics. "10 He died at the age of seventy-three. 9 These accounts are found in the first-and still the standard-biography of Confucius, ch. 47 of the Shih chi. See French translation by Chavannes, Les mémoires historiques, vol. 5, pp. 299-300, 391-403, 420; or English translation by Lin Yutang, The Wisdom of Confucius, pp. 57, 88-91, 95.

A superior man never abandons humanity even for the lapse of a single meal. In moments of haste, he acts according to it. " 4:6. Confucius said, "I have never seen one who really loves humanity or one who really hates inhumanity. 55 One who really hates inhumanity will practice humanity in such a way that inhumanity will have no chance to get at him. Is there any one who has devoted his strength to humanity for as long as a single day? I have not seen any one without sufficient strength to do so.

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