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Zhu Xi (1130–1200)

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10.4324/9780415249126-G066-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G066-1
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List of works

  • Zhu Xi (1130–1200) Zhuzi yulei (Classified Dialogues of Master Zhu), trans. J.P. Bruce, The Philosophy of Human Nature, London, 1922.

    (Compendium of Zhu’s moral psychology drawn from the Zhuzi quanshu (‘Complete’ works of Master Zhu), abstruse. Translated selections can be found in Chan 1963, 1966; Gardner 1986, 1990; Wittenborn 1991.)

References and further reading

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1963) ‘The Great Synthesis in Chu Hsi’, in A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 605–653.

    (Detailed overview of Zhu’s thought drawn primarily from Zhuzi quanshu; clear and thoroughly annotated.)

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1966) Reflections on Things at Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology Compiled by Chu Hsi and Lu Tsu-ch’ien, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (Zhu’s comprehensive compendium of seminal neo-Confucian pronouncements; clear and well-annotated.)

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1986) Chu Hsi and Neo-Confucianism, Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

    (Anthology of essays by prominent Zhu Xi scholars; contains Zhu’s biography and authoritative articles on all aspects of Zhu’s thought and scholarship.)

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1987) Chu Hsi: Life and Thought, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

    (General essays; clear and accessible.)

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1989) Chu Hsi: New Studies, Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

    (Detailed studies of arcane issues in Zhu Xi scholarship; for the specialist.)

  • Fung Yu-lan (1953) ‘Chu Hsi’, trans. D. Bodde in A History of Chinese Philosophy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 533–571.

    (Pioneering English presentation of Zhu’s thought; technical but clearly presented.)

  • Gardner, D. (1986) Chu Hsi and the Ta-hsueh: Neo-Confucian Reflection on the Confucian Canon, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Contains Zhu’s commentary on the Daxue (Great Learning), a classical cultivation text; commentary with supporting essays.)

  • Gardner, D. (1990) Learning to Be a Sage: Selections from the Conversations of Master Chu, Arranged Topically, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    (Zhu’s discussions on learning as a method of self- cultivation; clear and accessible.)

  • Needham, J. (1956a) ‘The Neo-Confucians’, in Science and Civilisation in China, vol. 2, History of Scientific Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 455–484.

    (Innovative organismic account of Zhu’s thought; lucid and fascinating.)

  • Needham, J. (1956b) ‘Chu Hsi, Leibniz, and the Philosophy of Organism’, in Science and Civilisation in China, vol. 2, History of Scientific Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 455–484.

    (Innovative organismic account of Zhu’s thought; lucid and fascinating.)

  • Schirokauer, C. (1962) ‘Chu Hsi’s Political Career: A Study in Ambivalence’, in A. Wright and D. Twitchett (eds) Confucian Personalities, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 162–188.

    (Detailed account of Zhu’s official career; quite readable and engaging.)

  • Thompson, K. (1988) ‘ Li and Yi as Immanent: Chu Hsi’s Thought in Practical Perspective’, Philosophy East and West 38 (1): 30–46.

    (Reinterpretation of Zhu’s ontology and ethical theory; lucid and informative.)

  • Wittenborn, A. (1991) Further Reflections at Hand: A Reader: Chu Hsi, New York: University Press of America.

    (A comprehensive compendium of Zhu’s philosophic pronouncements; clear translation with detailed commentary.)

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Thompson, Kirill Ole. Bibliography. Zhu Xi (1130–1200), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G066-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/zhu-xi-1130-1200/v-1/bibliography/zhu-xi-1130-1200-bib.
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