Featuring contributions from the world's most highly esteemed Asian philosophy scholars, this important new encyclopedia covers the complex and increasingly influential field of Chinese thought, from earliest recorded times to the present day.
Including coverage on the subject previously unavailable to English speakers, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the extensive range of concepts, movements, philosophical works, and thinkers that populate the field. It includes a thorough survey of the history of Chinese philosophy; entries on all major thinkers from Confucius to Mou Zongsan; essential topics such as aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of government, and philosophy of literature; surveys of Confucianism in all historical periods (Zhou, Han, Tang, and onward) and in key regions outside China; schools of thought such as Mohism, Legalism, and Chinese Buddhism; trends in contemporary Chinese philosophy, and more.
Antonio S. Cua, currently on the faculty at The Catholic University of America, is a past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and past president and chairman of the Executive Board of the International Society of Chinese Philosophy. Professor Cua's works include Ethical Argumentation: A Study in Hsün Tzu's Moral Epistemology, Unity of Knowledge and Action: A Study in Wang Yang-Ming's Moral Psychology, and many other books and journal articles.
"A milestone, a welcome tome to fill a lamentable information-lacuna on Chinese philosophy... A monumental achievement and a landmark contribution." -- Dao: A Journal of Contemporary Philosophy