Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 September 2021

224 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197572962

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A Chinese Philosophy of Action

Mercedes Valmisa

  • Presents the first monograph on adapting, the single most widespread and important philosophy of action in Classical China
  • Constructively integrates philosophy with sinology through philological and historical analyses, deliberately departing from the common practices of both disciplines
  • Exemplifies how to build meaningful philosophical theories and work with the early Chinese textual corpus
  • Analyzes recently excavated ancient manuscripts, histories, anecdotal literature, encyclopedias, military treatises, divination and hemerology, and philosophical Masters texts