Xunzi and Han Fei on Human Nature

Abstract
It is commonly accepted that Han Fei studied under Xunzi sometime during the late third century BCE. However, there is surprisingly little dedicated to the in-depth study of the relationship between Xunzi’s ideas and one of his best-known followers. In this essay I argue that Han Fei’s notion of xing, commonly translated as human nature, was not only influenced by Xunzi but also that it is an important feature of his political philosophy.
Keywords Han Fei  Xun zi  Han Feizi  Chinese Legalism  Classical Chinese Philosophy  Asian Philosophy
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