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- DescriptionIn the most complete, well-ordered philosophical society of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession and observance or ritual in life. And his ideas are still close to those of ours today.
- Author BiographyBurton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. He received the PEN translation prize in 1981. 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. This book presents Watson's renowned translation of a Chinese philosophy classic in pinyin romanization for the first time.
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2003
- Series TitleTranslations from the Asian Classics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Weight408 g
- Width198 mm
- Height132 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byBurton Watson
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