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Yet no complete English translation of that text exists. The book is composed of 32 “books” or chapters covering philosophy, ethics, politics, military knobblock, education, etc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 24, R. Jarrod Lindenmuth rated it really liked it Jun 11, 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.

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History and Authenticity of the Xunzi. This is in sharp contrast to Knoblock’s procedures in textual annotation, where he is generally at pains to indicate areas of controversy and defend his own choices. The present volume consists of a general introduction and Booksdealing with self-cultivation, learning, and education.

The biographical section attempts to elaborate the spare accounts of Xunzi’s life which we possess into a full intellectual biography by exploring how Xunzi’s wandering xunzzi brought him into contact with the major philosophical thinkers and political actors of his day. History of Western Knoblocl. Knoblock uses this section of his introduction to provide groundwork supporting his choices for translating key terms in the text, and these discussions are among the most interesting portions of his book.


It seems to me that Knoblock has a tendency to be uncritical in granting historical reliability to statements in traditional sources, and that he does xnzi, in many cases, alert readers adequately or at all to instances where the reliability of evidence is a disputed point.

A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 1: The collection of works bearing his name contains not only the most systematic philosophical exposition by any early Confucian thinker, but also account of virtually every aspect of the intellectual, cultural, and social life of his time.

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However, because Knoblock does not generally indicate where evidence may be questioned, or specify that his historical and intellectual portraits of Xunzi are based on jnoblock inclusive methodology, nonspecialists will be less able to keep track of the many interpretative options which Knoblock excludes in constructing his analytical frame- work.

The sinological component of the annotations is formidable, but Knoblock does not allow the technical apparatus to overwhelm commentary discussion of potential interest to non- specialists. The strength of Knoblock’s scholarship derives primarily from his great control over a wide corpus of traditional textual sources. There have been two previous partial translations of the Xunzi in English: Much effort has been devoted to making this both an accessible and a complete scholarly resource.

Refresh knoblok try again. Log In Sign Up. Justin Tiwald – – Dao: Tinsley, Edited by Knobpock D. Knoblock’s ambitious general introduction provides a detailed scholarly framework for his translation. Somewhat under half of this first volume is devoted to translation of the text itself.

The present volume consists of a general introduction and Booksdealing with self-cultivation, learning, and education. Xunzi is a collection of political writings by the late Warring States period educator and philosopher Xunzi or Xun Kuang. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books Xunzi No preview available – Click here to sign up. For example, in Knoblock’s translation, the key term de is generally, but not universally, rendered as “inner power.

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Yu Jiyuan – – Dao: John Knoblock has undertaken to fill this lacuna with his Xunzi: Trivia About Xunzi Chinese En An Exhortation to Learning.

His translation supersedes Dubs entirely, but it is likely that Watson’s will continue to find an audience as a more accessible literary translation.

Shanghai cishu chubanshe, Vol. Magpie marked it as to-read Mar 20, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Similar suspension of critical assessment seems to inform Knoblock’s chronology of the var- ious books of the Xunzi which rests on a scarcely defended assumption of uniform authorship of the first twenty-six chaptersand his discussion of the Xunzi’s influence on the Han as well.

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.

Xunzi : a translation and study of the complete works / John Knoblock – Details – Trove

Since the Xunzi is a philosophical rather than a literary text, Knoblock’s precision is welcome, but upon occasion this makes for awkward prose. In the second chapter of the text, for example, a phrase of 13 Chinese characters is rendered: Shiyang Ran – – Asian Culture and History 2 2: No trivia or quizzes yet. Notes Bibliography Index.

Knoblokc will be helpful to those unacquainted with the text, who will be less confused when en- This content downloaded from Ricardo Duarte added it Aug 03, The English translation of this edition is the first complete English translation of Xunzi.

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