Titel: He Zhaowu, Peng Gang: A Critical History of Classical Chinese Philosophy - 何兆武，彭刚: 中国古代哲学批评史 (英文版)
Author / Editor: 何兆武 He Zhaowu，彭刚 Peng Gang
ISBN: 978-7-5104-0537-2, 9787510405372
Publisher: New World Press - 新世界出版社
Date of Publication: 2009
Number of pages: 316
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Philosophical ideas of different schools such as Confucian, Taoist, Legalist,Mohist, Nominalist, Military Strategist,Yin and Yang, and Agriculturist in periods prior to the Qin Dynasty (221-202 B.C.) are expounded and analyzed against their times in the book. Advantages and disadvantages of different theoretical constructs and their social and historical functions are also investigated from a critical perspective. In addition, the book presents the authors' personal views on the category of Chinese philosophy and the relations between traditional Chinese thoughts and modern sciences.
About the authors:
He Zhaowu is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His many publications include Essays in Critique of Historical Reason and Reflections on the History of Intellectual Intercourses Between China and the West. He is one of the co-authors of A General Intellectual History of China and A History of Neo-Confucianism in the Song and Ming Dynasties (with Prof. Hou Wailu as the Editor-in-Chief). He has also translated many Western classics into Chinese, including the works of Kant, Pascal, Rousseau, Edmund Burke and Condorcet.
Peng Gang is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of Spirit, Freedom and History: A Study of the Philosophy of History of Benedetto Croce and The Narrative Turn: Recent Developments in Contemporary Western Historical Theories.
Chapter One: Confucius and the Confucian School
Chapter Two: Mo Zi and the Mohist School
Chapter Three: The Mohist School and the Traditional Mode of Thinking
Chapter Four: The Hundred Schools (1)
Chapter Five: The Hundred Schools (2)
Chapter Six: Xun Zi
Chapter Seven: The Taoist School
Chapter Eight: The Legalists
Epilogue: The Traditional Mode of Thinking and Its Modernization