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Xunzi 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Works: 767 works in 1,734 publications in 7 languages and 13,198 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Concordances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Commentaries  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: B128.H66, 181.11
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Xunzi : a translation and study of the complete works by Xunzi( Book )

159 editions published between 1736 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xun zi " yi shu, gong san shi er pian, nei rong bo da jing shen, she ji zheng zhi, jing ji, jun shi, xue shu deng duo ge fang mian, fan ying le xun zi de si xiang ti xi he te dian
Basic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu by Di Mo( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the writings of three major Chinese political thinkers of the 5th through 3rd centuries B.C
The works of Hsüntze. by Xunzi( Book )

46 editions published between 1927 and 1983 in English and Chinese and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi : basic writings by Xunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xunzi (c. 312 B.C.-?) asserted that the original nature of man is evil, thus differing from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. However, Xunzi was optimistic that man's evil could be counteracted through study and moral training led by the example of virtuous rulers. Although he respected the military and economic accomplishments of the state of Qin, he condemned the harsh and terroristic methods that would later be championed by his student Han Feizi." "The Xunzi is written with a precision and elegance that was unrivaled in the ancient period, and was the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day. Today's reader will find its ideas on leadership, education, and moral training surprisingly close to concerns of our own age."--Jacket
Xunzi : the complete text by Xunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi articulates a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton's translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. Named for its purported author, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has long been neglected compared to works such as the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. Yet interest in the Xunzi has grown in recent decades, and the text presents a much more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. In one famous, explicit contrast to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is bad. However, it also allows that people can become good through rituals and institutions established by earlier sages. Indeed, the main purpose of the Xunzi is to urge people to become as good as possible, both for their own sakes and for the sake of peace and order in the world
Basic writings by Di Mo( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters, " which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters, " and one of the "miscellaneous chapters." Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
Xunzi : [20 juan] by Xunzi( Book )

91 editions published between 1533 and 2016 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong er shi juan,Shou lu wen zhang san shi er pian,She ji zhe xue si xiang,Zheng zhi li lun,Zhi xue fang fa,Li shen chu shi,Xue shu lun bian,Jing ji jun shi deng zhu duo fang mian
Xun Zi (Siun Tseu) by Xunzi( Book )

16 editions published between 1850 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi ji jie by Xianqian Wang( Book )

22 editions published between 1930 and 1988 in Chinese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuan tu hu zhu Xunzi by Xunzi( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi jian shi by Xunzi( Book )

8 editions published between 1936 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi yi zhu by Jue Zhang( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao han< xun zi> de yuan wen,Zhu shi he yi wen,Zong jie zhan guo mo nian xue shu jie de bai jia zheng ming de xue shu si xiang,Fan ying le po su wei wu zhu yi zi ran guan,Ren shi lun si xiang yi ji xun kuang de lun li,Zheng zhi he jing ji si xiang
Filosofskie i obshchestvenno-politicheskie vzgli︠a︡dy Si︠u︡nʹ-t︠s︡zy : Issledovanie i perevod by V. F Feoktistov( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Russian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xin yi Xunzi du ben by Zhonglin Wang( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi ji shi by Xunzi( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi xin zhu by Xunzi( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouveau commentaire du Xun Zi (ca 313-238 av. J.-C.)
Xunzi xuan zhu by Xunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xunzi xuan by Xunzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1811 and 1991 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jun-shi by Xunzi( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunzi yue lun by Liankang Ji( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Basic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu
Alternative Names

Hsuen-Tzu 340-245 B.C.

Hsün Ch′ing

Hsün, Ch‘ing 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün, Ch'ing

Hsün, Chʹing 340-245 v. Chr

Hsün, Chʻing 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün, Chʿing B.C.

Hsün, Ch'ing ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Hsün, Chʹing v340/298-v245/230

Hsün K′uang

Hsün, K‘uang 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün, K'uang

Hsün, Kʹuang 340-245 v. Chr

Hsün, Kʻuang 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün, Kʿuang B.C.

Hsün, K'uang ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Hsün, Kʹuang v340/298-v245/230

Hsün-tse ca. v340/298-v245/230


Hsün-tze 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün-tze B.C.

Hsün-tze ca. v340/298 - v245/230


Hsün-tzu 340-245 B.C.

Hsün-tzŭ 340-245 v. Chr

Hsün-tzu 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsün-tzu B.C.

Hsün-tzu ca. v340/298-v245/230

Hsün-tzu v340/298-v245/230


Hsüntze 340-245 B.C.

Hsüntze 340-245 v. Chr

Hsüntze 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Hsüntze B.C.

Hsüntze ca. v340/298 - v245/230




Jun, Kei ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Jun, Kyō ca. v340/298 - v245/230


Junshi 340-245 v. Chr

Junshi 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Junshi B.C.

Junshi ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Junshi v340/298-v245/230

Maître Siun

Maître Xun


Siun Tseu 340-245 v. Chr

Si︠u︡nʹ-t︠s︡zy 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Si︠u︡nʹ-t︠s︡zy B.C.

Suen K'ing ca. v340/298 - v245/230


Suen-tse ca. v340/298 - v245/230


Sun, Ch‘ing 340 B.C.-245 B.C.


Sün, King ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Sun, Qing 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Sün-tse ca. v340/298 - v245/230


Sunja 340-245 v. Chr

Sunja 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Sunja ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Šünzi ca. v340/298 - v245/230



Tuân Tử

Tuân tử 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Tuân-Tʾư ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Tzu, Hsün

Xun Kuang

Xun, Kuang 340-245 a.C

Xun, Kuang 340-245 v. Chr

Xun, Kuang 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Xun, Kuang ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Xun, Kuang v340/298-v245/230

Xun, Qing 340-245 a.C

Xun, Qing 340-245 v. Chr

Xun, Qing 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

Xun, Qing ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Xun Qing v340/298-v245/230

Xun Zi

Xun, Zi 340-245 v. Chr

Xun Zi ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Xun Zi filosofo cinese

Xun Zi v340/298-v245/230

Xunqingzi 340 B.C.-245 B.C.


Xunzi 340-245 B.C.

Xunzi Ancient Chinese philosopher

Xunzi B.C.

Xunzi ca. v340/298-v245/230

Xunzi chinesischer Philosoph in der Zeit der Streitenden Reiche

Xunzi filosoof uit Qi (313v Chr-238v Chr)

Xunzi filozof chiński

Xunzi v340/298-v245/230

Zi, Xun

Zi, Xun ca. v340/298 - v245/230

Σιούν-τσε Αρχαίος Κινέζος φιλόσοφος



Сјин-це кинески филозоф

שו'ן קואנג







孙, 卿

孫卿 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

筍子 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

苟子 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

荀 况

荀, 子 ca. v340/298 - v245/230


荀況 313 B.C.-238 B.C.

荀况 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

荀況 ca. v340/298 - v245/230

荀況 v340/298-v245/230

荀卿 313 B.C.-238 B.C.

荀卿 340-245 v. Chr

荀卿 ca. v340/298 - v245/230

荀卿 v340/298-v245/230

荀卿子 340 B.C.-245 B.C.


荀子 340-245 B.C.

荀子 340-245 v. Chr

荀子 340 B.C.-245 B.C.

荀子 v340/298-v245/230

荀子i 0313?-0238? av. J.-C.

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German (7)

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Korean (4)

Russian (2)

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