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By Xunzi,Eric L. Hutton

This is the 1st entire, one-volume English translation of the traditional chinese language textual content Xunzi, some of the most broad, refined, and stylish works within the culture of Confucian suggestion. via essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi offers a extra systematic imaginative and prescient of the Confucian excellent than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian point of view on ethics, politics, conflict, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and song, between different issues. aimed toward basic readers and scholars of chinese language concept, Eric Hutton's translation makes the complete textual content of this significant paintings extra available in English than ever before.

Named for its purported writer, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has lengthy been missed in comparison to works equivalent to the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. but curiosity within the Xunzi has grown in fresh many years, and the textual content provides a way more systematic imaginative and prescient of the Confucian excellent than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. in a single recognized, specific distinction to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is undesirable. despite the fact that, it additionally permits that individuals can turn into sturdy via rituals and associations proven by means of previous sages. certainly, the most function of the Xunzi is to induce humans to turn into nearly as good as attainable, either for his or her personal sakes and for the sake of peace and order within the world.

In this variation, key words are constantly translated to help realizing and line numbers are supplied for simple reference. different positive factors contain a concise advent, a timeline of early chinese language heritage, an inventory of significant names and phrases, cross-references, short explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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