Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy

Dainian Zhang (Author) Edmund Ryden (Translator)
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Description

This book is both a good introduction to Chinese philosophy and an invaluable reference tool for sinologists. Comments by important Chinese thinkers are arranged around sixty-four key concepts to illustrate their meaning and use through twenty-five centuries of Chinese philosophy. This unique guide was prepared by Zhang Dainian, one of China's most famous living philosophers.

Zhang reaches back to include concepts in use before the oracle bones (c. 1350-1100 B.C.)--what could be called a philosophical "prehistory." But the focus of the work is those concepts that gained currency in classical Chinese philosophy, especially those whose meanings are deeper and more difficult to grasp. Translated and edited by Edmund Ryden in consultation with the author, the book also includes helpful introductory commentary by Ryden for each section.

Product Details

Price
$66.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
June 25, 2013
Pages
592
Dimensions
6.14 X 1.29 X 9.21 inches | 1.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300199789
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About the Author

Zhang Dainian is professor emeritus of philosophy at Beijing University. Edmund Ryden is director of the Cross Cultural Centre, Fujen Catholic University, Taiwan.