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The Resource The Mozi : a complete translation, translated and annotated by Ian Johnston

The Mozi : a complete translation, translated and annotated by Ian Johnston

Label
The Mozi : a complete translation
Title
The Mozi
Title remainder
a complete translation
Statement of responsibility
translated and annotated by Ian Johnston
Title variation
  • Spine title also in Chinese
  • Mozi quan yi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"The Mozi is a key philosophical work written by a major social and political thinker of the fifth century B.C.E. It is one of the few texts to survive the Warring States period (403-221 B.C.E.) and is crucial to understanding the origins of Chinese philosophy and two other foundational works, the Mengzi and the Xunzi. Ian Johnston provides an English translation of the entire Mozi, as well as the first bilingual edition in any European language to be published in the West. His careful translation reasserts the significance of the text's central doctrines, and his annotations and contextual explanations add vivid historical and interpretive dimensions. Part 1 of the Mozi is called the "Epitomes" and contains seven short essays on the elements of Mohist doctrine. Part 2, the "Core Doctrines," establishes the ten central tenets of Mo Zi's ethical, social, and political philosophy, while articulating his opposition to Confucianism. Part 3, the "Canons and Explanations," comprises observations on logic, language, disputation, ethics, science, and other matters, written particularly in defense of Mohism. Part 4, the "Dialogues," presents lively conversations between Master Mo and various disciples, philosophical opponents, and potential patrons. Part 5, the "Defense Chapters," details the principles and practices of defensive warfare, a subject on which Master Mo was an acknowledged authority. Now available to English-speaking readers of all backgrounds, the Mozi is a rich and varied text, and this bilingual edition provides an excellent tool for learning classical Chinese."--Jacket
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DLC
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Mozi
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active 400 B.C
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Mo, Di
Index
index present
Language note
Parallel text in English and Chinese
LC call number
B128.M77
LC item number
E5 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1939-
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Johnston, Ian
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Philosophy, Chinese
Label
The Mozi : a complete translation, translated and annotated by Ian Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
On being sympathetic towards officers (Qin shi) -- On cultivating the self (Xiu shen) -- On dyeing (suo ran) -- On standards and rules (Fa yi) -- On the seven misfortunes (Qi huan) -- On eschewing faults (Ci guo) -- Three arguments (San bian) -- Exalting worthiness I (Shang xian, shang) -- Exalting worthiness II (Shan xian, zhong) -- Exalting worthiness III (Shang xian, xia) -- Exalting unity I (Shang tong, shang) -- Exalting unity II (Shang tong, zhong) -- Exalting unity III (Shang tong, xia) -- Universal love I (Jian ai, shang) -- Universal love II (Jian ai, zhong) -- Universal love III (Jian ai, xia) -- Condemning offensive warfare I (Fei gong, shang) -- Condemning offensive warfare II (Fei gong, zhong) -- Condemning offensive warfare III (Fei gong, xia) -- Moderation in use I (Jie yong, shang) -- Moderation in use II (Jie yong, zhong) -- Moderation in funerals III (Jie zang, xia) -- Heaven's intention I (Tian zhi, shang) -- Heaven's intention II (Tian zhi, zhong) -- Heaven's intention III (Tian zhi, xia) -- Percipient ghosts III (Ming gui, xia) -- Condemning music I (Fei yue, shang) -- Against fate I (Fei ming, shang) -- Against fate II (Fei ming, zhong) -- Against fate III (Fei ming, xia) -- Against the Confucians II (Fei ru, xia) -- Canons A (Jing, shang) -- Canons B (Jing, xia) -- Explanations A (Jing shuo, shang) -- Explanations B (Jing shuo, xia) -- Choosing the greater (Da qu) -- Choosing the lesser (Xiao qu) -- Geng zhu -- Valuing righteousness -- Gongmeng -- Lu's questions (Lu wen) -- Gongshu -- Preparing the wall and gates (Bei cheng men) -- Preparing against the high approach (Bei gao lin) -- Preparing against ladders (Bei ti) -- Preparing against water (flooding) (Bei shui) -- Preparing against sudden attack (Bei tu) -- Preparing against tunnelling (Bei xue) -- Preparing against the "ant approach" (Bei e fu) -- Sacrifices for meeting the enemy (Yingdi ci) -- Flags and pennons (Qi zhi) -- Orders and commands (Hao ling) -- Miscellaneous defences (Za shou)
Control code
15936352
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lxxxv, 944 p.
Isbn
9780231152402
Lccn
2009042408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Mozi : a complete translation, translated and annotated by Ian Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On being sympathetic towards officers (Qin shi) -- On cultivating the self (Xiu shen) -- On dyeing (suo ran) -- On standards and rules (Fa yi) -- On the seven misfortunes (Qi huan) -- On eschewing faults (Ci guo) -- Three arguments (San bian) -- Exalting worthiness I (Shang xian, shang) -- Exalting worthiness II (Shan xian, zhong) -- Exalting worthiness III (Shang xian, xia) -- Exalting unity I (Shang tong, shang) -- Exalting unity II (Shang tong, zhong) -- Exalting unity III (Shang tong, xia) -- Universal love I (Jian ai, shang) -- Universal love II (Jian ai, zhong) -- Universal love III (Jian ai, xia) -- Condemning offensive warfare I (Fei gong, shang) -- Condemning offensive warfare II (Fei gong, zhong) -- Condemning offensive warfare III (Fei gong, xia) -- Moderation in use I (Jie yong, shang) -- Moderation in use II (Jie yong, zhong) -- Moderation in funerals III (Jie zang, xia) -- Heaven's intention I (Tian zhi, shang) -- Heaven's intention II (Tian zhi, zhong) -- Heaven's intention III (Tian zhi, xia) -- Percipient ghosts III (Ming gui, xia) -- Condemning music I (Fei yue, shang) -- Against fate I (Fei ming, shang) -- Against fate II (Fei ming, zhong) -- Against fate III (Fei ming, xia) -- Against the Confucians II (Fei ru, xia) -- Canons A (Jing, shang) -- Canons B (Jing, xia) -- Explanations A (Jing shuo, shang) -- Explanations B (Jing shuo, xia) -- Choosing the greater (Da qu) -- Choosing the lesser (Xiao qu) -- Geng zhu -- Valuing righteousness -- Gongmeng -- Lu's questions (Lu wen) -- Gongshu -- Preparing the wall and gates (Bei cheng men) -- Preparing against the high approach (Bei gao lin) -- Preparing against ladders (Bei ti) -- Preparing against water (flooding) (Bei shui) -- Preparing against sudden attack (Bei tu) -- Preparing against tunnelling (Bei xue) -- Preparing against the "ant approach" (Bei e fu) -- Sacrifices for meeting the enemy (Yingdi ci) -- Flags and pennons (Qi zhi) -- Orders and commands (Hao ling) -- Miscellaneous defences (Za shou)
Control code
15936352
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lxxxv, 944 p.
Isbn
9780231152402
Lccn
2009042408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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