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The Pragmatic Confucianism of Xun-zi By Peter M.K. Chan
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Xun-zi (ca.298 – 238 BC) was the third patriarch of Confucianism, known also to be the most eminent thinker and scholar of his day. This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of... More > his words as they appear in the Book of Xun-zi. It highlights his challenge to the then popular anthropomorphic view of Heaven; his foray into the epistemological and problematic aspects of the human mind; as well as his theory on society and government, including the organizational aspects of public administration. It also explains why he was at odds with Mencius over the inborn nature of man. A total of 65 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less
The Natural Humanism of Lao-zi By Peter M.K. Chan
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This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of Lao-zi's words as they appear in the Dao Der Jing. It explains what he meant by the Dao of Nature, the Sagely way of life, government by... More > non-action, and why he believed that unless the way of man is changed to follow the Dao of Nature, social harmony and world peace are not going to be had – the campaign of Confucius and Moh-zi to reform the moral character of man notwithstanding. A total of 35 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less
The Daoism of Lao-zi and Zhuan-zi By Peter M.K. Chan
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The purpose of this book is to by pass all intermediaries so as to let Lao-zi and Zhuan-zi to speak directly for themselves. What it offers is a systematic and friendly version of what Lao-zi and... More > Zhuan-zi had actually said in the very documents that are known to contain their words, namely: the Dao Der Jing and the Book of Zhuan-zi. It will be seen that contrary to popular understanding, the Daoism of Lao-zi and Zhuan-zi is not really mystical or mysterious. It should be characterized rather as metaphysically sophisticated and anti-establishment. A total of 87 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture and language.< Less
Three Styles of Humanism in Ancient China By Peter M.K. Chan
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This is an abridged and systematic reconsitution of the actual words of Confucius, Moh-zi, and Lao-zi as they appear in the Analects, the Book of Moh-zi, and the Dao Der Jing. It is a user-friendly... More > version designed for students and readers who are interested in the ancient roots of Chinese moral culture and philosophy. A total of 110 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture and language.< Less
The Six Patriarchs of Chinese Humanism By Peter M.K. Chan
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This book is designed for those who would like to know what Confucius, Moh-zi, Lao-zi, Zhuan-zi, Mencius, and Xun-zi had actually said about the problem of man and society, but were not able to get a... More > systematic view from their utterances on these same topics scattered here and there in the ancient texts where their actual words are found. It is to show that when many of their utterances on one and the same topic are gathered to roost, what these patriarchs of Chinese humanism had in mind were in fact more comprehensive and engaging than any secondary material is able to duplicate. A total of 249 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture and language.< Less
The Three Patriarchs of Confucianism By Peter M.K. Chan
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This book is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of what Confucius, Mencius, and Xun-zi had actually said about man, society, and government. It is a user-friendly version designed for students... More > and readers who are interested in Confucianism and its moral, social and political philosophy. A total of 131 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less
The Daoism of Zhuan-zi By Peter M.K. Chan
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This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of what Zhuan-zi (ca.369-286 BC) had actually said regarding the Daoist philosophy of Nature and life. Readers will find that despite its many... More > tall tales and allegories, the Book of Zhuan-zi is actually philosophically sophisticated, rather than mythical and mysterious as usually understood. As Lao-zi before him, Zhuan-zi was also very critical of the moralism of Confucius and Moh-zi, as well as the system of government that was instituted by the ancient Sage-kings. A total of 48 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less
The Humanism of Confucius By Peter M.K. Chan
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This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of the words of Confucius as they appear in the Analects, the Great Learning, and the Doctrine of the Mean. It brings his emphasis on the... More > importance of learning, the idea of a kingly person (morally superior individual), the relationship between humaneness, righteousness and propriety, the essentials of government and so on into one systematic whole. A total of 29 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture and language.< Less
The Religious Humanism of Moh-zi By Peter M.K. Chan
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Moh-zi (ca.479-438 BC) was the most outstanding religious thinker of Ancient China. He believed in the Will of Heaven, advocated the doctrine of mutual love, and condemned wars of agression,... More > extravagance of expediture,among other things. This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of his words, designed to expose the main thread of arguments that runs through the ethical, religious, and poltical aspect of his thought. A total of 32 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less
The Romantic Confucianism of Mencius By Peter M.K. Chan
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Mencius (ca.371-289 BC) is often haled as China’s “Sage #2”, second only to Confucius himself. This ebook is an abridged and systematic reconstitution of his words as they appear in... More > the Book of Mencius. It explains the ins and outs of his moral psychology; as well as highlighting his significant contributions to the political, social, and economic understanding of his day. A total of 32 pages with Chinese textual documentation, suitable for students of Chinese philosophy, culture, and language.< Less

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