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Han Fei Tzu: Basic Writings / Edition 1

Han Fei Tzu: Basic Writings / Edition 1

by Burton Watson
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Representative of the Fachia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, the writings of Han Fei Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) confront the issues of preserving and strengthening the state. His lessons remain timely as scholars continue to examine the nature and use of power. Burton Watson provides a new preface and a helpful introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231086097
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/22/1964
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 895,146
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.40(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.

Table of Contents

Outline of Early Chinese History
The Way of the Ruler
On Having Standards
The Two Handles
Wielding Power
The Eight Villanies
The Ten Faults
The Difficulties of Persuasion
Mr. Ho
Precautions Within the Palace
Facing South
The Five Vermin
Eminence in Learning

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