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528 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197611364

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Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China

Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom

Tao Jiang

  • Tells a dramatic and often unexpected story about early Chinese moral-political philosophy through a new interpretative framework that brings to light a new arc and dialectic of its development
  • Explores tensions in the works attributed to Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Shang Yang, Shen Dao, Zhuangzi, Xunzi, Han Feizi and others, to understand what motivated early Chinese thinkers
  • Brings together Sinological and philosophical research of the last several decades
  • Structured in such a way that readers can choose to engage the part of the book that interests them most