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A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex Wing- tsit Chan, now Anna R. D. Gillespie Professor of Philosophy at. LibraryThing Review. User Review – wesh – LibraryThing. First received as a text book for a class on Eastern Philosophies at Oklahoma State in , this. Wing-tsit Chan, now Anna R. D. Gillespie Professor of Philosophy at. Chatham This Source Book is devoted to the purpose of providing such a basis Chan has taught Chinese philosophy in both China and the United States and, as far as I.

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Aug 31, Daniel rated it it was ok. Mar 19, Eric Grey rated it really liked sourccebook Shelves: Admirably encapsulates some fairly impenetrable subject matter.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy by Wing-Tsit Chan

Sojrcebook it can serve as a reference work, the author also does an amazing job of showing the continuity in the whole history so it has a definite narrative element as you go through.

Commentary and annotations should be taken with a grain of salt, as with any philosophical text. Dynamic Idealism in Wang YangMing.

A bit out of date, but considering how comprehensive this volume is, I can’t really complain. Selected pages Title Page.

An eye-opener when I was in college, even if it now seems awfully dry and detached. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Taoistic Confucianism Yang Hsiung. Searle – – Http. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Materialism of Wang FuChih. While it could certainly be argued that because this overall structure is so strong that he may have been tendacious in the excerpts or that the interpretations could be more sophisticated, it is essentially an introduction and as such is a great book.


There are individual works for which I prefer different translations i.

Oct 30, Bendick Ong rated it it was amazing Shelves: With its new translation of source materials some translated for the first timeits explanatory aids where necessary, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this volume will be an indispensable guide for scholars, for college students, for serious readers interested in knowing the real China. Open Preview See a Problem?

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It begins with the early mystics and ends with Chinese Communism. A Confucian Reflection on Genetic Enhancement. Lists with This Book.

Aug 20, CBK rated it really liked it. Ruiping Fan – – American Journal of Bioethics 10 4: This was a textbook of mine in college. Impressively comprehensive with good translations and introductions that put the material in historical context. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It provides substantial selections from all the great thinkers and schools in every period–ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary–and includes in their entirety some of the most cham classical texts.

Theta rated it really liked it Apr 05, These are short and somewhat difficult texts; Chan’s footnotes are only moderately useful.


Mei – – Ethics 66 4: Nov 19, Zipthwung rated it it was ok. It provides a nice spine for further studies. Eli Annis rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Chinese Wing-gsit in Communist China. Books by Wing-Tsit Chan. Called by many readers as “The Bible of Chinese Philosophy” The Sourcebook is philosopphy comprehensive compendium of the many different Philosophical and Religious Schools of Thought in Chinese history, both the magnificent and the lesser known.

May 13, Miranda rated it it was ok Shelves: I picked this Chan book at the library not exactly sure what I was going to chinesr it for. Jun 14, Gordon rated it liked it. The Yin Yang School. The Idealistic Tendency in Cheng Hao.

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A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

Jun 11, Nicholas rated it it was amazing. A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. Bruce rated it it was ok Aug 25, This book is indispensable for its comprehension. Like the Greeks, the chinese were concerned with questions of essence, morality and human nature.

Oct 27, Chad rated it it was sourcebook. Chang Tsais Philosophy of Material Force. A Glossary of Chinese Characters. Princeton University Press