A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex Wing- tsit Chan, now Anna R. D. Gillespie Professor of Philosophy at. LibraryThing Review. User Review – wesh – LibraryThing. First received as a text book for a class on Eastern Philosophies at Oklahoma State in , this. Wing-tsit Chan, now Anna R. D. Gillespie Professor of Philosophy at. Chatham This Source Book is devoted to the purpose of providing such a basis Chan has taught Chinese philosophy in both China and the United States and, as far as I.

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I am currently taking an Asian Thought philosophy course, and I find chihese philosophies of the orient to be incredibly intriguing, as it is a focus completely separate and isolated from western philosophy’s approach of seeking knowledge through competition and logic.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

The Yin Yang School. The Taoism of HuaiNan Tzu. It begins with the early mystics and ends with Chinese Communism. SengChaos Doctrine of Reality. The Naturalism of Wang Chung.

Princeton University PressSep 2, – Philosophy – pages. Books by Wing-Tsit Chan.

I took a class in eastern philosophy that used this book, and will be using it as a reference in my own classses in comparative religion. History of Western Philosophy.


Oct 30, Bendick Ong rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chinese and Western Interpretations of Jen Humanity. These are short and sourcebolk difficult texts; Chan’s footnotes are only moderately useful.

I picked this Chan book at the library not exactly sure what I was going to use ih for. While it could certainly be argued that because this overall structure is so strong that he may have been tendacious in the excerpts or that the interpretations could be more sophisticated, it is essentially an introduction and as such is a great book.

An eye-opener when I was in college, even if it now seems awfully dry and detached. Impressively comprehensive with good translations and introductions that put the material in historical context. Sep 08, Bruce Crown rated it really liked it.

May 17, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: The Growth of Humanism.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. A great book if you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount and scope of chinese philosophy and you just want to know where to start. Kelly rated it really liked it Apr 22, A Confucian Reflection on Genetic Enhancement.

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The Rationalistic Tendency in Cheng I. Mei – – Ethics 66 4: Princeton University Press Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Philoosophy only frustration was that names and technical terms were Romanized using the Wade-Giles rather than Pinyin, but this is an indication of its time and perhaps it will be re-edited someday, if it hasn’t been already.


Contents Abbreviations and Abridgments. Return to Book Page. It is only an okay interpretation as there is minimal commentary so a newcomer won’t make much sense of this alone.

It deals with the fundamental and technical as well as the more general aspects sorcebook Chinese thought. Sep 06, Joshua rated it it was amazing.

Chinese Philosophy in Communist China. Request removal from index. This is like the encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. Asian philosophy focuses on being in tune with sojrcebook and finding one’s appropriate path through either spiritual or societal means.

This was a textbook of mine in college.