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Author Zhang, Xuecheng, 1738-1801.

Title On ethics and history : essays and letters of Zhang Xuecheng / translated and with an introduction by Philip J. Ivanhoe
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
Contents On the dao -- On learning -- A treatise on teachers -- Conventional convictions -- The difficulty of being understood -- The analogy of heaven -- Breadth and economy -- Virtue in an historian -- Virtue in a litterateur -- The principles of literature -- Distinguishing what only seems to be -- Letter on learning to Zhu Cangmei of the grand secretariat -- Letter on learning to my clansman Runan -- Reply to Shen Zaiting discussing learning -- Letter on learning to Chen Jianting -- Appendix : three works by Han Yu
Summary Zhang Xuecheng (1738-1801) has primary been read as a philosopher of history. This volume presents him as an ethical philosopher with a distinctive understanding of the aims and methods of Confucian self-cultivation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-187) and index
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Subject Zhang, Xuecheng, 1738-1801 -- Correspondence.
Zhang, Xuecheng, 1738-1801 -- Ethics.
History -- Philosophy.
China -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Han, Yu, 768-824.
Ivanhoe, P. J.
ISBN 0804761280 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804772886 (electronic bk.)
9780804761284 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804772884 (electronic bk.)