Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama. Introductions to major traditions and a glossary of key philosophical terms make this a comprehensive and accessible reference resource.
'The book succeeds in striking a balance between the need for thorough and accurate development of a particular element in a philosopher's work, and the ability to engage the layman as well as the academic. The result is a versatility that captures the imagination and the interest of curious readers and researchers alike.' - Salam Hawa, The Philosophers' Magazine