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The Resource Xunzi : the complete text, translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton

Xunzi : the complete text, translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton

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Xunzi : the complete text
Title
Xunzi
Title remainder
the complete text
Statement of responsibility
translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton
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  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi articulates a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton's translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. Named for its purported author, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has long been neglected compared to works such as the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. Yet interest in the Xunzi has grown in recent decades, and the text presents a much more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. In one famous, explicit contrast to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is bad. However, it also allows that people can become good through rituals and institutions established by earlier sages. Indeed, the main purpose of the Xunzi is to urge people to become as good as possible, both for their own sakes and for the sake of peace and order in the world.
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Xunzi
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340 B.C.-245 B.C
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Xunzi
Index
index present
Language note
Chinese title on title page: Xunzi
LC call number
B128.H66
LC item number
E5 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Hutton, Eric L.
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  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Philosophy, Confucian
  • Xun, Zi
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Xunzi : the complete text, translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-386) and index
Control code
ocn877846213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 397 p.
Isbn
9780691161044
Lccn
2014933937
Label
Xunzi : the complete text, translated and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-386) and index
Control code
ocn877846213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 397 p.
Isbn
9780691161044
Lccn
2014933937

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