Han Feizi (ca. 280 - 233 BCE), was a philosopher and statesman of the Warring States Period. Han Fei was a member of the royal house of Han and believed to have been a disciple of the Confucian philosopher Xunzi. Han Fei is one of the most representative expounders of the legalist school (fajia) in ancient China. The Hanfeizi, the book named after him, is a collection of 55 chapters which comprises the main arguments of his legalist precursors, one of the earliest commentaries on the Daodejing and an extensive use of anecdotes and stories from historical records to support and develop his own contribution to the school and his criticism of the ru.
|Key works||- W. K. Liao (trans.). The Complete Works of Han Fei Tzu: A Classic of Chinese Legalism, 2 vols. London: Probsthain, 1939. - Burton Watson. Han Feizi: Basic Writings. New York: Columbia, 2003|
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