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Author Xunzi, 340 B.C.-245 B.C
Title Xunzi. English
Xunzi : the complete text / translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  121.27 H984    AVAILABLE    30580003261620
 RCHSS Library  B128.H66 E5 2014    DUE 04-11-22    30560400438526
Descript xxx, 397 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Chinese title on title page: Xunzi
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-386) and index
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 articulates 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. Named for its purported author, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has long been neglected compared to works such as the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. Yet interest in the Xunzi has grown in recent decades, and the text presents a much more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. In one famous, explicit contrast to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is bad. However, it also allows that people can become good through rituals and institutions established by earlier sages. Indeed, the main purpose of the Xunzi is to urge people to become as good as possible, both for their own sakes and for the sake of peace and order in the world. Dust jacket
Subject Philosophy, Chinese -- To 221 B.C
Philosophy, Confucian -- To 221 B.C
Alt Author Hutton, Eric L., translator, editor
Alt Title 荀子
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