1st Edition

The Routledge History of Chinese Philosophy

Edited By Bo Mou Copyright 2009
    648 Pages
    by Routledge

    648 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 Qing  12. 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


    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.

    '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