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History of Chinese Political Thought, Volume 1
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This volume launches the translation of a work that describes the development of Chinese political thought from the time of Confucius in the late Chou era into the twentieth century. The author systematically treats leading thinkers, schools, and movements, displaying a consummate mastery of traditional Chinese learning, and of Western analytical and comparative methods. This first complete translation includes prefatory remarks by Kung-chuan Hsiao and notes prepared by the translator to assist the Western reader.

Originally published in 1979.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Fan-Ii—General Principles Governing the Composition of This Work
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Author's Foreword
  2. K. G. Hsiao
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Translator's Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Notes on the Principles Guiding Translation
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Part One: The Political Thought of the Feudal World—the Period of Creativity
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-27
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  1. 1. The Various Schools of Political Thoughtin the Pre-Ch'in Age
  2. pp. 28-78
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  1. 2. Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
  2. pp. 79-142
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  1. 3. Mencius and Hsiin Tzu
  2. pp. 143-213
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  1. 4. Mo Tzu (ca. 490-403 B.C.)
  2. pp. 214-272
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  1. 5. Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu
  2. pp. 273-318
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  1. 6. Kuan Tzu
  2. pp. 319-367
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  1. 7. Lord Shang and Han Fei Tzu
  2. pp. 368-424
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  1. Part Two: The Political Thought of the Authoritarian Empire (One)—the Period of Continuity
  2. pp. 425-426
  1. 8. Mohists and Legalists in the Ch'inand Han Periods
  2. pp. 427-468
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  1. 9. From Chia Yito Chung-ch'ang T'ung
  2. pp. 469-548
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  1. 10. From the Lu-shih Ch'un-chiuto Wang Ch'ung's Lun Heng
  2. pp. 549-601
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  1. 11. From Wang Pi to Ko Hung
  2. pp. 602-670
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  1. Glossary, Bibliography, and Index: Explanatory Note
  2. pp. 671-674
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 675-702
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 703-714
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 715-779
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