Xunzi: The Complete Text (Paperback)

Xunzi: The Complete Text By Xunzi, Eric L. Hutton (Editor), Eric L. Hutton (Translator) Cover Image

Xunzi: The Complete Text (Paperback)

By Xunzi, Eric L. Hutton (Editor), Eric L. Hutton (Translator)


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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.
Eric L. Hutton is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Utah.
Product Details ISBN: 9780691169316
ISBN-10: 0691169314
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English