Chinese Thought: An Introduction

by Donald H. Bishop


  • ISBN: 9788120811393, 8120811399
  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 483
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 595.00

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    As China comes on the world stage again, people are increasingly becoming

    interested in the philosophies and philosophers of that ancient land. The

    Chinese philosophical tradition is a long and venerable one. It consists of

    several streams-Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism

    and post Neo-Confucianism. Their flow has been sustained by numerous

    personages-Confucius, Lao Tzu, Mo Tzu, Mencius, Hsun Tzu, Han Fei, Chou

    Tun-i, Chu Hsi, Wang Yang-ming and K'ang Yu-wei, to name but a few. This

    book deals with the basic views of those philosophers and their influence

    on Chinese history and culture. In no other country, perhaps, has

    philosophy had such a determinate influence. This may be a lesson in itself

    for the contemporary world in which people and nations in many instances

    wander aimlessly and hesitatingly, having cut themselves off from their

    traditional ground of being.

    As teachnology continues to facilitate interaction between the people of

    the world, it becomes even more urgent and important that we understand,

    appreciate and accept each others' traditions and views of man and the

    world.

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