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Matt marked it as to-read Apr 02, James Behuniak – – Philosophy East and West 50 1: Chinese Translation of Coca Cola: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sorai and the Will Oftian. In addition to these virtues, the book has been beautifully produced by the Stanford University Press, with Chinese characters copiously inserted and very few editorial errors.

Volume 1, Booksby John Knoblock. Such discussions help alert readers to alternatives not preserved in the translated text itself, and even those who may not agree with Knoblock’s specific choices will appreciate the reasoning which lies behind them.

The collection of works bearing his name contains not only the most systematic philosophical exposition by any early Confucian thinker, but also account of virtually every aspect of the intellectual, cultural, and social life of his time. This is easy to recall in the case of less scholarly translations, but Knoblock’s rendering is of such high quality that it will be difficult for readers to recognize that it is the product of Knoblock’s informed view of the text rather than the text itself-other views could highlight different themes, see different linkages, and produce renderings very different.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Schofer – – Journal of Religious Ethics 21 1: Xunzi and Han Fei on Human Nature. This is not to say that Knoblock’s ideas are not valid or that his scholarship is not broad; in fact, it may be that the very detail of Knoblock’s familiarity with early historical sources has led him to be so inclusive in his acceptance of evidence.


Xunzi on Moral Expertise. The general introduction recounts the biography of Xunzi, his later influence, the intellectual world in which he lived, and the basic terms that the ancient Chinese used to conceptualize nature and society.

In this book Xunzi critically summarized the academic thinking of the naive materialism of ancient China and was against the belief. Stanford University Press Aristotle – – Princeton University Press. Priyajeet Kataria marked it as to-read Aug 24, Coming at the end of the great flowering of philosophical inquiry in Warring States China, when the foundations for traditional Chinese thought were laid, Xunzi occupies a place analogous to that of Aristotle in the West.

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A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 2: Xunzi in Asian Philosophy categorize this paper. The translation is accompanied by substantial explanatory material identifying technical terms, persons, and events; detailed introductions to each book; and extensive annotation, with characters when desirable, indicating the basis of the translations.

The biographical section attempts to elaborate the spare accounts of Xunzi’s life which we possess into a full xunzii biography by exploring how Xunzi’s wandering life brought him into contact with the major philosophical thinkers and political actors knoblocl his day. Refresh and try again. In xunzo high proportion of instances annotative material provides good reasoning behind Knoblock’s choices, reasoning well beyond citation of previous com- mentary. An Exhortation to Learning.

Robert Eno Chinese Literature: Trite though it may be, what really attracted me to this book was the discourse on human nature and the path of self cultivation.

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BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 02, The biography is, in my judgment, less successful than other sections of Knoblock’s book, and this relates to the one reservation I have concerning Knoblock’s approach to the Xunzi and to the study of early Chinese thought in general. Preview — Xunzi by John Knoblock. Knoblock uses this section of his introduction to provide groundwork supporting his choices for translating key terms in the text, and these discussions are among the most interesting portions of his book.


There have been two previous partial translations of the Xunzi in English: Knoblock accepts the story, as he zunzi every right to, but does not defend his decision or indicate for readers that its reliability has been questioned repeatedly since the eighteenth century. He was also extremely active in the political and academic circles of his knoblcok, and his teaching had a great influence on the initial institutional organization of a unified China under the first Qin emperor, an influence that continued though often unacknowledged through later centuries.

Shanghai cishu chubanshe, Vol. Yet no complete English translation of that text exists. For example, one of the most basic disputes in Xunzi studies is the date of Xunzi’s birth, an knohlock which pivots on a textual variation in early sources, which variously report Xunzi’s arrival in the state of Qi as occurring in his fifteenth or fiftieth year neither option is entirely satisfactory in constructing a reasonable chronology. This article has no associated abstract.

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This will be helpful to those unacquainted with the text, who will be less confused when en- This content downloaded from Reservations such as these are important to bear in mind precisely because of the overall excellence of Knoblock’s work, which will undoubtedly be viewed for years to come as the xhnzi translation of the Xunzi.

The book is composed of 32 “books” or chapters covering philosophy, ethics, politics, military affairs, education, etc. Towards one’s self, however, Xunzi’s method of “warping knoblok wagon wheel” is usually what’s needed when tackling yourself.