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Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy trans. by Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho (review)

Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy trans. by Kurtis Hagen and... Reviews 207 Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho, translated with commentary. Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2018. 442 pp. Paperback $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55481-067-3. Is there a better approach to teaching Chinese Philosophy? Is there a more effective pathway to learning about Chinese Philosophy? Is there a further aptitude to develop in researching Chinese Philosophy? The Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy (The Sourcebook) offers a fresh and discerning clue to these questions. The aim of this anthology is precisely to provide a “philosophical primer” with editors’ introductions and extensive explanatory philosophical commentaries. It is a reader-friendly and student-focused textbook for beginners to Chinese Philosophy and beyond. This Sourcebook is divided into 12 chapters with an Introduction, Key Philosophical Terms, new translations of selected works of seven philosophers—Confucius, Meng Zi (Mencius), Xun Zi, Mo Zi, Lao Zi, Zhuang Zi (two chapters), Han Fei Zi, and two short texts: Da Xue (Expansive Learning) and Zhong Yong “Excellence in the Ordinary.” The editors claim, “We do not think that ancient texts are monoliths with fixed meanings that can simply and straightforwardly be ‘translated into modern English’” (p. 9). To support http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy trans. by Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho (review)

China Review International , Volume 24 (3) – Aug 15, 2019

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Reviews 207 Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho, translated with commentary. Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2018. 442 pp. Paperback $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55481-067-3. Is there a better approach to teaching Chinese Philosophy? Is there a more effective pathway to learning about Chinese Philosophy? Is there a further aptitude to develop in researching Chinese Philosophy? The Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy (The Sourcebook) offers a fresh and discerning clue to these questions. The aim of this anthology is precisely to provide a “philosophical primer” with editors’ introductions and extensive explanatory philosophical commentaries. It is a reader-friendly and student-focused textbook for beginners to Chinese Philosophy and beyond. This Sourcebook is divided into 12 chapters with an Introduction, Key Philosophical Terms, new translations of selected works of seven philosophers—Confucius, Meng Zi (Mencius), Xun Zi, Mo Zi, Lao Zi, Zhuang Zi (two chapters), Han Fei Zi, and two short texts: Da Xue (Expansive Learning) and Zhong Yong “Excellence in the Ordinary.” The editors claim, “We do not think that ancient texts are monoliths with fixed meanings that can simply and straightforwardly be ‘translated into modern English’” (p. 9). To support

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Published: Aug 15, 2019

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