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Adam marked it as to-read Nov 15, Books Xunzi No preview available knob,ock Xunzi on Moral Expertise. The Complete Works of Aristotle: Notes Bibliography Index. Knoblock’s outline of the philosophical issues that formed the intellectual context of the Xunzi, which spans some fifty pages of the general introduction, seems primarily intended for nonspecialists.

Refresh and try again. Despite the bewildering elaboration in this case, Knoblock’s urge for complete philosophical accuracy leads him elsewhere towards sensitive textual flexibility, as in one case where he rearranges passages so as to allow the text to speak more clearly, carefully noting what he has done p.

This is the first of three volumes that will constitute the first complete translation of Xunzi into English. Ricardo Duarte added it Aug 03, knkblock Other books in the series.

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Charlotte Vanassche added it Jan 16, Similarly, in his detailed chronology of Xunzi’s life, Knoblock knolbock nearly every re- ported piece of evidence associated with Xunzi without indicating that the facticity of many of these incidents can be and has been questioned. Knoblock’s primary concern is with accuracy rather than literary style.

Even if one does not accept Knoblock’s readings, in most important cases he dem- onstrates valid grounds for his interpretation.


Aristotle – – Princeton University Press. He was also extremely active in the political and academic circles of his day, and his teaching had a great influence on the initial institutional organization of a unified China under the first Qin emperor, an influence that continued though often unacknowledged through later centuries. In making his translation an occasion for a wide-ranging overview of Xunzi’s philo- sophical contributions, Knoblock follows the path of H.

Matt marked it as to-read Apr 02, Return to Book Page. Find it on Scholar. Added to PP index Total downloads 10of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Coming at the end of the great flowering of philosophical inquiry in Warring States China, when the foundations for traditional Chinese thought were laid, Xunzi occupies a place analogous to that of Aristotle in the West.

Knoblock’s basic approach links him to the practices of Qing scholarship, and a sizable percentage of his philological references are drawn from Wang Xianqian’s collected commentary edition of John Knoblock has undertaken to fill this lacuna with his Xunzi: It is not always easy to bear in mind exactly which issues are dealt with in these introductory sections for example, Knoblock usually, but not always, gives basic biograph- ical facts about individuals mentioned in the text in these introductionsand I was frequently puzzled when reading the text by the absence of annotation at crucial points.

However, many of its brief discussions of key issues and terms are so elegantly nuanced that they will be of value to sinologists as well. This entry has no external links. There are, however, some drawbacks.

For example, in Knoblock’s translation, the key term de is generally, but not universally, rendered as “inner power.

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Daniela Waterland marked it as to-read Nov 05, Jarrod Lindenmuth rated it really liked it Jun 11, Todor marked it as to-read Aug 15, The general introduction recounts the biography of Xunzi, his later influence, the intellectual world in which he lived, and the basic terms that the ancient Chinese used to conceptualize nature and society.


Anat marked it as to-read Mar 20, This is not to say that Knoblock’s ideas are not valid or that his scholarship is not broad; in fact, it may be that the very detail of Knoblock’s familiarity with early historical sources has led him to be so inclusive in his acceptance of evidence.

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Other editions – View all Xunzi: Remember me on this computer. Trite though it may be, what really attracted me to this book was the discourse on human nature and the path of self cultivation. It not only lays out with great clarity the origins and early history of the text as we know it and the textual overlap between the Xunzi and other early works, but provides a splendid account of the various printed editions of the text extant since the Song period.

Knoblock’s ambitious general introduction provides a detailed scholarly framework for his translation. This is the first of three volumes that will constitute the first complete translation of Xunzi into English. To evaluate Knoblock’s work, it will be helpful to discuss in turn three distinct aspects: Ryan Dacoregio marked it as to-read May 13,