Han Fei Tzu: Basic Writings

Paperback | February 22, 1964

Translated byBurton Watson

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Representative of the Fachia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, the writings of Han Fei Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) confront the issues of preserving and strengthening the state. His lessons remain timely as scholars continue to examine the nature and use of power. Burton Watson provides a new preface and a helpful introduction.

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Han Fie Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) was a prince of the ruling house of the small state of Han. A representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, he produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories. Burton Watson is one of the world's most celebrated translators of Chinese and Japanese.

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Representative of the Fachia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, the writings of Han Fei Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) confront the issues of preserving and strengthening the state. His lessons remain timely as scholars continue to examine the nature and use of power. Burton Watson provides a new preface and a helpful introduction.

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Han Fie Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) was a prince of the ruling house of the small state of Han. A representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, he produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories. Burton Watson is one of the world's most celebrated translators of Chinese and Japanese.

Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 5.4 × 7.7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 1964Publisher:Columbia University Press

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ISBN - 10:0231086091

ISBN - 13:9780231086097

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Table of Contents

ForewardPrefaceOutline of Early Chinese HistoryIntroductionThe Way of the RulerOn Having StandardsThe Two HandlesWielding PowerThe Eight VillaniesThe Ten FaultsThe Difficulties of PersuasionMr. HoPrecautions Within the PalaceFacing SouthThe Five VerminEminence in LearningIndex

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Han Fie Tzu (280?-233 B.C.) was a prince of the ruling house of the small state of Han. A representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, he produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories. Burton Watson is one of the world's most celebrated translators of Chinese and Japanese.