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The Routledge History of Chinese Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited by Bo Mou


636 pages

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The History of Chinese Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Chinese philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide seventeen accessible entries organised into five clear parts:

Identity of Chinese Philosophy

Classical Chinese Philosophy (I): Pre-Han Period

Classical Chinese Philosophy (II): From Han Through Tang

Classical Chinese Philosophy (III): From Song Through Early Qing

Modern Chinese Philosophy: From Late Qing Through 21st Century

This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Chinese philosophy, and will be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance this rich and complex philosophical tradition.


'The depth of coverage, updated bibliography, and inclusion of more recent philosophical trends make Routledge's History a valuable resource for many. Summing Up: Recommended.' CHOICE, July 2009

'History of Chinese Philosophy is a welcome addition to the literature on Chinese philosophy.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Table of Contents

Preface Contributors Methodological Issues Concerning Chinese Philosophy: A Theme Introduction Bo Mou Part 1: Identity of Chinese Philosophy 1. Emergence of the History of Chinese Philosophy Antonio S. Cua Part 2. Classical Chinese Philosophy (I): Pre-Han Period 2. The Yi-Jing and the Yin-Yang Ways of Thinking Chung-ying Cheng 3. Classical Confucianism (1): Confucius and the Lun-Yü Edward Slingerland 4. The Mohist School Christopher J. Fraser 5. School of Names Yiu-ming Fung 6. Classical Confucianism (2): Meng Zi and Xun Zi Kim-chong Chong 7. Daoism (1): Lao Zi and the Dao-De-Jing Xiaogan Liu 8. Daoism (2): Zhuang Zi and the Zhuang-Zi Vincent Shen Part 3: Classical Chinese Philosophy (II): From Han Through Tang 9. Han Thought Yiu-ming Fung 10. Neo-Daoism Alan K. L. Chan 11. Chinese Buddhism Whalen Lai Part 4: Classical Chinese Philosophy (III): From Song Through Early Qing12. Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism (1): From Cheng Yi to Zhu Xi Shu-hsien Liu 13. Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism (2): From Lu Jiuyuan to Wang Yang-ming Shu-hsien Liu 14. Philosophical Development in Late Ming and Early Qing Chung-yi Cheng Part 5: Modern Chinese Philosophy: From Late Qing Through 21th Century 15. Enlightenment Movement: Introducing Western Thoughts and Early Engagement Attempts Xinyan Jiang 16. Development of Dialectical Materialism in China Chenshan Tian 17. Modern Neo-Confucian Movement Sor-hoon Tan 18. Constructive Engagement of Chinese and Western Philosophy: A Contemporary Trend Towards World Philosophy Bo Mou Appendixes Chronology of Philosophers Note on Transcription Index

About the Editor

Bo Mou is Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy at San Jose State University, USA. He has published widely in Chinese philosophy, analytic philosophy and comparative Chinese-Western philosophy, concerning philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophical methodology and ethics.

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PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General