Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (China: History, Philosophy, Economics)

3.72 avg rating
( 109 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415612807: Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (China: History, Philosophy, Economics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

First published in 1939.
This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

“Whether he is ‘journeying with Chuang Tzu in the realm of Nothing Whatever,’ analyzing the Confucian ideal type of Government by Goodness (as advocated by Mencius), or discussing the practical advice to rulers given by Han Fei Tzu and other realists, Mr. Waley contrives, as is his wont, to extract savory and satisfying fare from the frequently dry bones of ancient Chinese philosophy. . . . The book is enhanced by the polished and lucid style of Mr. Waley’s translations.”—The Times Literary Supplement
“Chuang Tzu, Mencius, and the Realists, three conflicting points of view from the 4th century B.C., are discussed in this well-presented work.”—Second Wave Books on Asia

Review:

"Chuang Tzu, Mencius, and the Realists, three conflicting points of view from the 4th century B.C., are discussed in this well-presented work." (Second Wave Books on Asia)

"Whether he is 'journeying with Chuang Tzu in the realm of Nothing Whatever,' analyzing the Confucian ideal type of Government by Goodness (as advocated by Mencius), or discussing the practical advice to rulers given by Han Fei Tzu and other realists, Mr. Waley contrives, as is his wont, to extract savory and satisfying fare from the frequently dry bones of ancient Chinese philosophy. . . . The book is enhanced by the polished and lucid style of Mr. Waley's translations." (The Times Literary Supplement)

"The book is full of memorable phrases and amusing aphorisms. It reveals a world at once close to us and very far away." (New Statesman and Nation)

"The book has substantial scholarly basis and contains much fresh translation. It is presented in so readable a style that one unfamiliar with both philosophy and things Chinese can enjoy and profit by it for the light it casts on contemporary thought and world affairs." (Journal of Philosophy)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 57.95
US$ 47.13

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 10.43
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780804711692: Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0804711690 ISBN 13:  9780804711692
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 1939
Softcover

9780415361804: Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (China: History, Philosophy, Economics) (Volume 36)

Routledge, 2005
Hardcover

9780041810134: Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Allen ..., 1939
Hardcover

9780385092807: Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Doubleday, 1956
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ESTATE, THE ARTHUR WALEY; WALEY, ARTHUR.
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780415612807 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0230520

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.43
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Estate, The Arthur W
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3582549

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu s appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415612807

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415612802

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Estate, The Arthur Waley (Author)/ Waley, Arthur (Author)
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 275 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk0415612802

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 68.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

The Arthur Waley Estate
Published by Routledge 2011-05-11 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2011-05-11, 2011. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00120525

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 39.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415612802

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Estate, The Arthur Waley, Waley, Arthur
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110415612802

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

The Arthur Waley Estate
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0415612802 ISBN 13: 9780415612807
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0415612802n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 180.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds