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    DescriptionAn Introduction to Chinese Philosophy unlocks the mystery of ancient Chinese philosophy and unravels the complexity of Chinese Buddhism by placing them in the contemporary context of discourse. * Elucidates the central issues and debates in Chinese philosophy, its different schools of thought, and its major philosophers. * Covers eight major philosophers in the ancient period, among them Confucius, Laozi, and Zhuangzi. * Illuminates the links between different schools of philosophy. * Opens the door to further study of the relationship between Chinese and Western philosophy.

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    An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy
    From Ancient Philosophy to Chinese Buddhism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeeloo Liu
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405129497
    ISBN 10: 1405129492

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    LC classification: B126 .L564 2006
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    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    12 May 2006
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    Author Information
    JeeLoo Liu is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University at Fullerton. In addition to Chinese philosophy, she specializes in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. She has published articles in the Journal of Philosophical Research and the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.
    Review quote
    "This kind of work is long overdue... This book will undoubtedly make classical Chinese thought more relevant to contemporary philosophical discourse and more accessible to analytically-minded readers." Shirong Luo, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "Combining firm control of original sources and contemporary scholarship with sophisticated philosophical analysis, this book is clearly the best introduction to Chinese philosophy. It will be interesting to specialists, and enlightening to lay readers." Ying-shih Yu, Princeton University "JeeLoo Liu has written a wonderful introduction to Chinese philosophy. Her book is introductory without being superficial, full of sure-handed scholarship, and at once analytical and sensitive to the cultural setting in which these great philosophies developed." John Perry, Stanford University
    Back cover copy
    "An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy" is the most comprehensive book of its kind. Highly accessible, the text takes an analytical approach to successfully demystify the themes of ancient Chinese philosophy and unravel the complexities of early Chinese Buddhism. Beginning with the philosophy of Yijing, Part I covers seven additional major philosophers from the ancient period: Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Mozi, Laozi, Zhuangzi, and Hanfeizi. Part II introduces the reader to the four major schools in Chinese Buddhism: the Consciousness-Only, the Hua-yan, the Tian-tai, and the Chan. Mutual themes connect chapters, highlighting the continuity of thought, while an unbiased analysis helps to define their differences. Contemporary commentaries and debates on the central issues in Chinese philosophy round out the book, presenting an incisive introduction to the field.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments. Preface. Comparative Philosophy Timeline. Introduction: What Is Chinese Philosophy?. Part I: Ancient Chinese Philosophy. Introduction. 1. Yijing (I Ching): the Cosmological Foundation of Chinese Philosophy. 2. Confucius (Kongzi) in the Analects. 3. Mencius (Mengzi). 4. Xunzi (Hsun Tzu). 5. Mozi (Mo Tzu). 6. Laozi (Lao Tzu). 7. Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu). 8. Hanfeizi (Han Fei Tzu). Part II: Chinese Buddhism. Introduction. 9. The Consciousness-Only (Wei-Shi) School. 10. The Hua-yan (Hua-yen) School. 11. The Tian-tai (T'ien-t'ai) School. 12. The Chan School (Zen Buddhism). Notes. Referencesand Further Reading. Appendix.: Translation Conversion Table. Index.