Chinese philosophy

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G001-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

References and further reading

  • Bodde, D. (1991) Chinese Thought, Society, and Science, Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

    (Examines the social and intellectual forces that influenced the development of science and technology.)

  • Chan Wing-tsit (1963) A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (A basic resource of original sources in translation.)

  • de Bary, W.T. et al. (1960) Sources of Chinese Tradition, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (A representative selection of philosophical literature translated from original sources.)

  • Gernet, J. (1985) China and the Christian Impact: A Conflict of Cultures, trans. J. Lloyd, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Uses journals, correspondence and other sources to place the Jesuits and Chinese intelligentsia in conversation and to reveal their different presuppositions.)

  • Graham, A.C. (1978) Later Mohist Logic, Ethics and Science, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

    (A detailed look at the analytic side of classical Chinese philosophy.)

  • Graham, A.C. (1989) Disputers of the Tao, La Salle, IL: Open Court.

    (The most sophisticated overview of major philosophical developments in China’s formative period.)

  • Granet, M. (1950) La pensée chinoise (Chinese Thought), Paris: Éditions Albin Michel.

    (A pioneering attempt to characterize Chinese philosophical thinking.)

  • Hall, D.L., and Ames, R.T. (1987) Thinking Through Confucius, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A comparative study which attempts to identify underlying assumptions in Confucian thinking.)

  • Hall, D.L., and Ames, R.T. (1995) Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A sequel to Thinking Through Confucius which further elaborates differences in thinking, arguing that these differences must be factored into discussions of contemporary issues such as gender, rights and so on.)

  • Hall, D.L., and Ames, R.T. (1997) Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A discussion of cultural differences that emerge in the contrasting narratives of the Chinese and Western traditions.)

  • Henderson, J.B. (1984) The Development and Decline of Chinese Cosmology, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (Traces correlative cosmology in China from its origins to late imperial times.)

  • Maspero, H. (1981) Taoism and Chinese Religion, trans. F. Kierman, Jr, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

    (Argues for the influence of Daoism, rejecting the assumption that Confucianism was the dominant philosophical orientation in Chinese history.)

  • Schwartz, B.I. (1985) The World of Thought in Ancient China, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (An accessible history of classical Chinese philosophy emphasizing continuities with Western culture.)

Citing this article:
Hall, David L. and Roger T. Ames. Bibliography. Chinese philosophy, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G001-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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