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This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.
Preface; Comparative Romanization Table; Map of China during the Spring and Autumn Period; Introduction; Selective Bibliography.
- CHAPTER ONE: Kongzi (Confucius) "The Analects," Introduction and Translation by Edward G. Slingerland.
- CHAPTER TWO: Mozi, Introduction and Translation by Philip J. Ivanhoe.
- CHAPTER THREE: Mengzi (Mencius), Introduction and Translation by Bryan W. Van Norden.
- CHAPTER FOUR: Laozi ("The Daodejing"), Introduction and Translation by Philip J. Ivanhoe.
- CHAPTER FIVE: Zhuangzi, Introduction and Translation by Paul Kjellberg.
- CHAPTER SIX: Xunzi, Introduction and Translation by Eric L. Hutton.
- CHAPTER SEVEN: Han Feizi, Introduction and Translation by Joel Sahleen.
- SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS: Gongsun Longzi "On the White Horse," Introduction and Translation by Bryan Van Norden. Yangism "Robber Zhi," Introduction and Translation by Paul Kjellberg.
- APPENDICES: Important Figures; Important Periods; Important Texts; Important Terms
About the Authors:
Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong. His publications include Confucian Moral Self Cultivation (Hackett, 2000); Virtue, Nature, and Moral Agency in the Xunzi (Hackett, 2000), co-edited with T. C. Kline III; Ethics in the Confucian Tradition (Hackett, 2002); Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi (Hackett, 2002), co-edited with Xiusheng Liu; and The Daodejing of Laozi (Hackett, 2003).
Bryan W. Van Norden is Professor in the Philosophy Department, and in the department of Chinese and Japanese, at Vassar College. In addition to his book, Confucius and the Analects: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2001), he has written, edited, and contributed to numerous works on Chinese thought.