By Yu-lan Fung, Derk Bodde
The vintage chronicle of chinese language philosophical proposal from the 3rd millennium to the twentieth century.
From the sage-kings of old China to the 1911 overthrow of the oldest monarchical procedure on the planet, chinese language philosophy has developed and encouraged faculties of suggestion around the globe. In an obtainable voice, A brief heritage of chinese language Philosophy sincerely illuminates Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Yin-Yang, and extra. For these drawn to philosophy or Asian reviews, this can be the ideal window into historical and smooth chinese language ideology.
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In order to live in a modern world, China has to be modern. One question remains to be asked: If Chinese philosophy has bee'!! so linked with the economic conditions of the Chinese people, does what has been expressed in Chinese philosophy possess validity only for people living under those conditions? TIle answer is yes and no. In the philosophy of any people or any time, there is always a part that possesses value only in relation to the economic conditions of that people or of that time, but there is always another part that is more than this.
The high official was very much pleased with this answer, and instantly appointed the philosopher as his secretary. Since the answer consists of only three words in the Chinese language, this philosopher has been known as the threeword secretary. He could not say that Lao-Chuang and Confucius had nothing in common, nor could he say that they had everything in common. S9 he put his answer in the form of a question, which was really a good answer. The brief sayings in tlle Confucian Analects and in the philosophy of the Lao-t:z;u arc not simply conclusions from certain premises which have been lost.
The sludy of Chinese histOlY has made great progress in China in recent times, especially during the few years just before the Japanese invasion of 1937. In the light of recent research, therefore, I have formed a theory of my own in regard to the origin of the philosophic schools. In spirit this theory agrees with that of Liu Hsin, but it must be expressed in a different way. This means that things have to be seen from a new angle. C. At the top of the political and social structure, there was the King of the Chou royal house, who was the "common lord" of all the different states.