A Concise History of Chinese Philosophy

A Concise History of Chinese Philosophy

Main Currents of Philosophical Thought From Mythology to Mao

Book - 2012
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This fascinating new history of Chinese philosophy places great emphasis on the interaction between philosophical and historical movements in China from prehistory to the twentieth century. As a result, it is an ideal way to follow China's often complex social and historical processeswith philosophical movements serving as signposts.

From the earliest attempts at divination, feudal systems, and treatises on war and strategy, the book blooms in showing the flowering of some of China's greatest philosophical traditionsincluding Daosim, Confucianism, Mohism, and Legalismand how they ebb and flow, changing and evolving with major and minor alterations through the centuries.

For the reader interested not only in the theoretical framework of Chinese philosophy but in how it interacts with history, this book will be a welcome addition to any library.

Jiefu Xiao is a professor of philosophy at Wuhan University and vice chair of the Society for the History of Chinese Philosophy and the China Association for the Study of Confucius.

Jinquan Li is a professor of philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University.


Connects all the dots by showing the interactions among various philosophical movements in China during the last 3000 years.


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China has enjoyed a series of long and storied philosophical traditions. A Concise History of Chinese Philosophy offers a synthesized look at how the greatest philosophical movements in China, including Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism and Mohism, have evolved over the course of history. The book tracks their ebb and flow, demonstrating how these disciplines serve as signposts for complex social processes integral to a broader understanding of China.

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An incisive look at the practical effect of Chinese philosophies on broader social and cultural trends within China

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Long River Press, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781592651207
1592651208
Branch Call Number: 181.11 XIAO
Characteristics: 637 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Li, Jinquan 1946-

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