Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever Get the E-Book. Han Feizi has 60 ratings and 8 reviews. This edition exclude Current affairs remind me of this book, as you start to see quotations of his appearing on social. Han Feizi is a collection of writing attributed to Han Fei (circa ‒ BC) of Eastern Zhou. A student of Confucian philosopher Xunzi, Han Fei collected the writing of his predecessors of the pre-Qin Type of Item. Books.

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Han Feizi: Basic Writings

Date Created Around – Because the translation is incomplete the text will make occasional jumps like from Section 10 to Section Account Options Sign in. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Columbia University FeeiziMay 14, – Philosophy – pages. Han Feizi, Mo Tzu and Confucius -Mencius were four of the “hundred philosophers” in the period from to BC that made recommendations about how a country should be governed.

A brief analysis of commentaries blok Han Feizi was the most philosophically engaging Legalist. Books by Han Fei. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Decent translation, straightforward and precise.

Rather than rely too much on worthies, who might not be trustworthy, Han binds their programs to which he makes no judgement, apart from observances of the facts to systematic reward and penalty the “Two Handles”fishing the subjects of the state by feeding them with interests. Get to Know Us. Apr 18, Brandon rated it it fekzi amazing Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Han’s philosophy proceeds from the regicide of his era.


His philosophy centered on the authority of the ruler, who was to maintain firm control using three concepts, fa lawsshu administrative techniquesand shi authority.

Qin Shi Huang agreed, ordered all of their books burned and ordered of their scholars to be burned alive. Trivia About Han Feizi: The private and public interest are not always the same. Han borrowed Shang Yang’s emphasis on laws, Shen Buhai’s emphasis on technique, and Shen Dao’s ideas on authority and prophecy, emphasizing that the autocrat will be able to achieve firm control over the state with the mastering of his predecessors methodologies: Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Jan 25, Institution National Library of China.

Though differing considerably in style, the coherency of the essays lend themselves to the possibility that they were written by Han Fei himself, and are generally considered more philosophically engaging than the Book of Lord Shang.

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Luis Henrique Sacchi Guadagnin rated it it was amazing Dec 23, A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought. In any case, it’s always a pleasure to read ancient philosophy, especially examples as straightforward and digestible as fezi. Showing of 5 reviews.

Tales from Tang Dynasty China: It supports a strict law and harsh punishments. A History of Chinese Civilization.

Burton Watson is one of the world’s best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Published May 14th by Columbia University Press first published Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It comprises a selection of essays in the ” Legalist ” tradition on theories of state power, synthesizing the methodologies of his predecessors. Ironically, the ruler most influenced by Han Feizi, the king of Qin, eventually sent Han Feizi to prison, where he later committed suicide.


Works of Han Feizi

He also has some surprisingly modern observations, like how it was easy for the ancients to be benevolent because there were fewer people and therefore less competition for resources, or how people are forced by geizi to certain crimes, which fact is neither good nor bad: The idea of order at almost any price is still alive to day. During that period China consisted of several independent Kingdoms that were continuously at war.

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Han Fei Tzu was a scholar who propounded Legalism – a strict adherance to the law by way of benefits and punishments to create and maintain an efficient state.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Han Feizi would have a state that has no place for commerce, the arts, religion, or anything other than agriculture and war. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.