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by FENG YOU LAN

eBook History of Chinese Philosophy (Set 2 Volumes) (Paperback) epub
  • ISBN: 7561723733
  • Author: FENG YOU LAN
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Asia
  • Publisher: Unknown (1991)
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History of Chinese Philosophy is the first complete work on the history of. .The book contains two volumes. by Feng You Lan (Author).

History of Chinese Philosophy is the first complete work on the history of Chinese philosophy of modern significance. The first volume describes the period beginning with Confucius and continuing to the King of Huainan.

Volume I covers the period of the philosophers, from the beginnings to around 100 . a philosophical period as remarkable as that of ancient Greece.

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Start by marking A History of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 2: The Period of Classical Learning as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Volume I covers the period of the philosophers, from the beginnings to around 100 . Volume II discusses a period lesser known in the West-the period of classical learning, from the second century . to the twentieth century.

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Chinese philosophy is built on the metaphysical assumption that qi.This book does not cover the history of Chinese philosophy beyond Chinese Buddhism, however.

Chinese philosophy is built on the metaphysical assumption that qi (traditionally translated as material force or vital energy ) pervades the Universe and all things are composed of qi. This ontology leads to a conception of the world as an organic whole, in which everything is interconnected – from nature to the human world, from inorganic objects to sensible things. The two-volume set has been translated into English by Derk Bodde (Feng & Bodde 1937).

History of Chinese Philosophy - volumes. Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment. FENG YOU LAN. ISBN 10: 756178354X ISBN 13: 9787561783542. Publisher: East China Normal University Pub. Date :2011-7-1. Lan of the book is the first complete modern sense of the history of Chinese philosophy. the history of Chinese philosophy disciplines Cornerstone. Yinke assessment book

A History of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. 1: The Period of the Philosophers (from the Beginnings to Circa 100 B. Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 written by Mr Feng Yu Lan is indeed a Masterpiece of work

A History of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. Yu-lan Fung. Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 written by Mr Feng Yu Lan is indeed a Masterpiece of work. It covers a very wide spectrum on the Chinese roots of Philosophy and how it evolves till what the Chinese people are today. For those with vague interest in Philosophy, you may loose interest quite earlier on your reading of these books.

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History of Chinese Philosophy book Original Title. History of Chinese Philosophy : Two-Volume Paper Set. ISBN.

By the way, this is volume two of a set, of course. There is also a volume one covering all the major early philosophers of China, A History of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. There's also a more user-friendly digest version combining both volumes into a shorter overview, Short History Of Chinese Philosophy. If you want to know about Chinese philosophy you need this book as you will undoubtedly learn of texts and schools you had never been aware of before. The title describes the contents rather completely.

Comments: (4)
Enila
Good.
Ricep
This book is a massive accomplishment several times over. First of all, Fung Yu-lan has taken more than 2000 years of Chinese philosophy and synthesized it into a coherent narrative, doing justice to several different systems of thought and also various philosophical differences and debates within those systems in the process. Second, Derk Bodde has translated all of this expertly into English, somehow managing to handle both Fung's scholarly modern Chinese as well as classical Chinese at several different stages in its development over the centuries as found in Fung's many and voluminous quotations and citations--not to mention dealing with a host of abstruse technical terms (the significance of which often shifts from thinker to thinker or from age to age). Third, back when this was originally written in the 1930's--actually, even when it was originally published as a paperback in 1953--almost no work whatsoever had been done on the philosophers in this book nor on their ideas; what we have here is a groundbreaking magnum opus, the foundation and inspiration for much of the fine scholarship that has followed since. Finally, the book itself is massive; this is a hefty tome, no mere pocket guide.

A word of warning, though. If you are looking for a casual, "summer reading" introduction to Chinese philosophy, this is not it. Do not, I repeat, do not take this book out to the beach intending to breeze through it while sipping a pina colada. Fung's exposition is clear and his prose straightforward, certainly, and wonderfully so, but the overall tone is extremely academic and scholarly and, well, downright dry. It's not afraid to make strenuous demands on the reader, and is clearly intended for serious students of this subject early in their investigations. But for anyone approaching this important book in that frame of mind, it'll prove immensely rewarding.

Considering that the book was originally written in the 1930's, it has aged extremely well, too. Fung's judgment is on the whole fair and objective, and the philosophers he includes are generally ones anyone today would still recognize as key figures in Chinese philosophy. That said, it gradually becomes clear that Fung generally favors the Confucianists over the Taoists and the Buddhists, and he has a sort of early 20th-century assurance of some stark, value-laden divide between "philosophy" and "superstition" or between "science" and "supernaturalism" (former "good" and latter "bad" of course) and will sometimes anachronistically nitpick his thinkers for not being scientific and rational enough by his standards. Given Fung's timeframe, though, this slight bias is perfectly understandable and can be taken with a grain of salt without really detracting from the book as a whole. In general, Fung does an excellent job of presenting the reader with a very reliable basic overview of Chinese philosophy.

To give some indication of the contents of the book, here's a rough breakdown by chapter:
Chapter 1: A kind of general overview and introduction
Chapter 2: Tung Chung-shu and the New Text School of Confucianism
Chapter 3: Prognostication texts, Apocrypha, and Numerology during the Han Dynasty (Fung gets really annoyed with this stuff)
Chapter 4: Yang Hsiung, Wang Ch'ung, and the Old Text School of Confucianism
Chapter 5: Neo-Taoism during the Disunity Period (especially Wang Pi)
Chapter 6: Neo-Taoism again (especially Hsiang Hsiu and Kuo Hsiang)
Chapter 7: Buddhism and its critics during the Disunity Period (especially Seng-chao and Tao-sheng)
Chapter 8: Buddhism during the Sui and T'ang Dynasties (especially Chi-tsang, Hsuan-tsang, and Fa-tsang)
Chapter 9: More Sui and T'ang Buddhism (the T'ien-T'ai and Ch'an schools)
Chapter 10: The Rise of Neo-Confucianism (mainly Han Yu and Li Ao)
Chapter 11: Chou Tun-yi and Shao Yung
Chapter 12: Chang Tsai and the Ch'eng Brothers
Chapter 13: Chu Hsi ('nuff said)
Chapter 14: Lu Chiu-yuan, Wang Shou-jen (better known as Wang Yangming), and Ming Idealism
Chapter 15: The Continuation of Neo-Confucianism in the Ch'ing Dynasty (Han learning vs. Sung learning, and Tai Chen)
Chapter 16: The New Text School at the end of the Ch'ing Dynasty (including K'ang Yu-wei, T'an Ssu-t'ung, and Liao P'ing)

Again, if you are seriously interested in Chinese philosophy and are willing to knuckle down and tackle the subject for real, then this book is for you. If you are a graduate student specializing in this subject, well, this is a foundational text in your field so you might as well get it and start reading already--chances are high it'll be on your qualifying orals exam anyway, so get a head start. And if you're a professor in Western philosophy, this would be a great way to really acquaint yourself with what folks outside of Europe were doing in the way of having a love for wisdom.

By the way, this is volume two of a set, of course. There is also a volume one covering all the major early philosophers of China, A History of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. 1: The Period of the Philosophers (from the Beginnings to Circa 100 B. C.). There's also a more user-friendly digest version combining both volumes into a shorter overview, Short History Of Chinese Philosophy.
Arryar
Here is another book to which it is pointless to assign a star rating. This is a very large book about Chinese philosophy which consists largely of notable quotations from books dating from 200 BC to today. If you want to know about Chinese philosophy you need this book as you will undoubtedly learn of texts and schools you had never been aware of before. The title describes the contents rather completely. I will also note that this book contains a good number of diagrams and helpful Chinese characters interpolated without, which is not the case with Wm T de Bary's books.
Duktilar
Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 written by Mr Feng Yu Lan is indeed a Masterpiece of work. It covers a very wide spectrum on the Chinese roots of Philosophy and how it evolves till what the Chinese people are today. However, the writing is not so easy to be read, (font size is too small and cramped) both in terms of its content and depth. For those with vague interest in Philosophy, you may loose interest quite earlier on your reading of these books. But for those who are really keen to know more, these two volumes provide an EXCELLENT background and wealt of Knowledge! Steven Lim (RSTN) Singapore.
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