John S. Major, Sarah A. Queen, Andrew Seth Meyer, Harold D. Roth
Columbia University Press, 2010年4月14日 - 1016 頁
Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing for readers past and present the full spectrum of early Chinese thought.
The Huainanzi locates the key to successful rule in a balance of broad knowledge, diligent application, and the penetrating wisdom of a sage. It is a unique and creative synthesis of Daoist classics, such as the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; works associated with the Confucian tradition, such as the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and a wide range of other foundational philosophical and literary texts from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi.
The product of twelve years of scholarship, this remarkable translation preserves The Huainanzi's special rhetorical features, such as parallel prose and verse, and showcases a compositional technique that conveys the work's powerful philosophical appeal. This path-breaking volume will have a transformative impact on the field of early Chinese intellectual history and will be of great interest to scholars and students alike.
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
13 Boundless Discourses 483
14 Sayings Explained 527
15 An Overview of the Military 573
16 and 17 A Mountain of Persuasions and A Forest of Persuasions 617
18 Among Others 713
19 Cultivating Effort 757
20 The Exalted Lineage 789
21 An Overview of the Essentials 841
8 The Basic Warp 261
9 The Rulers Techniques 289
10 Profound Precepts 341
11 Integrating Customs 391
12 Responses of the Way 429