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Priyajeet Kataria marked it as to-read Aug 24, In this book Xunzi critically summarized the academic thinking of the naive materialism of ancient China and was against the belief. In this book Xunzi critically summarized the academic thinking of the naive materialism of ancient China and was against the belief Xunzi is a collection of political writings by the late Warring States period educator and philosopher Xunzi or Xun Kuang.

The general introduction knoblkck the biography of Xunzi, his later influence, the intellectual world in onoblock he lived, and the basic terms that the ancient Chinese used to conceptualize nature and society.

Artifice and Virtue in the Xunzi. In addition to these virtues, the book has been beautifully produced by the Stanford University Press, with Chinese characters copiously inserted and very few editorial errors. James Behuniak – – Philosophy East and West 50 1: While a note informs the reader that there exists a textual variant and refers to Knoblock’s own earlier work discussing the point, the implication is that the issue is not a live one, and that the figure fifteen is now accepted, an impression reinforced by the fact that Knoblock uses the figure without qualification in calculating a birth date for Xunzi one several years later xunzo any other I have seen.

Knoblock’s decision to include a certain amount of annotative material in introductions to individual chapters has the advantage of allowing him to highlight major themes in each essay. The biography is, in my judgment, less successful than other sections of Knoblock’s book, and this relates to the one reservation I have concerning Knoblock’s approach to the Xunzi and to the study of early Chinese thought in general.

Xunzi in Asian Philosophy. This will be helpful to those unacquainted with the text, who will be less confused when en- This content downloaded from Richard marked it as to-read Sep 18, Kurtis Hagen – – Dao: This is the first of three volumes that will constitute knob,ock first complete translation of Xunzi into English. Anyone who has waded through the references to these in Wang Xianqian’s commentary will welcome Knoblock’s work with gratitude. Knoblock’s basic approach links him to the practices of Qing scholarship, and a sizable percentage of his philological references are drawn from Wang Xianqian’s collected commentary edition of Find it on Scholar.

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Essays, Articles, Reviews 12 perhaps taken as a conventional reference to the age at which study begins, in line with Analects, II. Skip to main content.

In the first chapter of the text, the Xunzi devotes a full section 1.

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Knoblock’s translation is based on sounder scholarship than either of these, and his interpretations are far more reliable. The collection of works bearing his name contains not only the most systematic philosophical exposition by any early Confucian thinker, but also account of virtually every aspect of knooblock intellectual, cultural, and social life of his time.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Winnie Sung – – Sophia 51 2: The collection of works bearing his name contains not only the most systematic philosophical exposition by any early Confucian thinker, but also account of virtually every aspect of the intellectual, cultural, and social life of his time.

In making his translation an occasion for a wide-ranging overview of Xunzi’s philo- sophical contributions, Knoblock follows the path of H. Xunzi is a collection of political writings by the late Warring States period educator and philosopher Xunzi or Xun Kuang. For well over a millennium, from the Han to the rise of the Neo-Confucian schools, any history of Confucianism would have been obliged to list the three most influential Confucian thinkers as Confucius, Xunzi, and Dong Zhongshu.

A Translation and Study of the Complete Works. Reservations such as these are important to bear in mind precisely because of the overall excellence of Knoblock’s work, which will undoubtedly be viewed for years to come as the definitive translation of the Xunzi.

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To ask other readers questions about Xunziplease sign up. Adam marked it as to-read Nov 15, Daniela Waterland marked it as to-read Nov 05, Request removal from index. Somewhat under half of this first volume is devoted to translation of the text itself. Shiyang Ran – – Asian Culture and History 2 2: To begin with the last, Knoblock’s textual study is a tour de force.

In my own case, because I do not share a number of Knoblock’s basic assumptions concerning the text, there are in this translation a great many readings with which I disagree. It is perfectly reasonable to settle on the figure of fifteen as the best option This content downloaded from There exists, for example, a report that after accepting a position as magistrate of the small city of Lanling in the expanding empire of the state of Chu, Xunzi resigned in pique to become a high minister in the state of Zhao, only to give up the latter high post and return to Lanling at inoblock urging of his repentant onoblock in Chu.

Even if one does not accept Knoblock’s readings, in most important cases he dem- onstrates valid grounds for his interpretation. The strength of Knoblock’s scholarship derives primarily from his great control over a wide corpus of traditional textual sources.

Xunzi on Knoblocl Expertise. Essays, Articles, Reviews 12 One instance where departures from literal renderings may knoblpck been less productive is important enough to be worth noting, although it exemplifies a problem Knoblock is generally successful in avoiding. Matt marked it as to-read Apr 02, Further material is gathered from other traditional and modern Chinese com- mentaries, from modern Japanese translations, and from Chinese and Western secondary liter- ature Japanese secondary literature is lightly represented.

Jarrod Lindenmuth rated it really liked it Jun 11, A Translation and Study of the Complete Works. This section develops themes introduced earlier in the chapter in section 1. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.

The present volume consists of a general introduction and Booksdealing with self-cultivation, learning, and education.