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THE WORLD OF THOUGHT IN ANCIENT CHINA by Benjamin I. Schwartz - Paperback - First Edition, 2nd Printing Fo 1998 - 1985 - from 100 POCKETS and Biblio.com

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THE WORLD OF THOUGHT IN ANCIENT CHINA

by Benjamin I. Schwartz

Condition: Very Good/None as Issued


Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/Harvard Univ, 1985. Text/Bright, clean, As New. Softcover/VG; sound w/light edge wear, and discoloration (tea spill?) w/closed tears to lower front edges by spine now sealed w/archival tape. A learned study of Ancient Chinese intellectual history. Academic scholar, sinologist of great reknown, Benjamin Isadore Schwartz (1916 - 1999) considers earliest wrtten records to assess antecedents of the ultimately dominant Confucianism and its path towardss maturation. Schools of thought covred include those of Mo-Tzu; Lao Tzu (the Taoists); the Yin-Yang school that rose durimg the Warring States period; thoughts of Han Fei Tzu (the Legalists) embraced by the Chin Dynasty government. Schwartz also analyzes the relationship of these classic texts to the universe of discourse of popular culture. 490 pgs om 10 chapters: 1, Early Cultural Orientations; 2, Early Chou Thought; 3, Confucius; 4, Mo-tzu's Challenge; 5, The Emergence of a Common Discourse Some Key Terms; 6, The Ways of Taoism; 7, The Defense of the Confucian Faith: Mencius & Hsun-tzu; 8, Legalism: The Behavorial Science; 9, Correlative Cosmology: The School of "Yin and Yang"; and 10, The Five Classics. Fine copy in a lesser softcover.. First Edition, 2nd Printing Fo 1998. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

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