Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Philosophy in Han Dynasty China" by Alexus McLeod

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Primary Texts Cited

All citations of Chinese texts follow the Chinese Text Project (CTP) ( numbering. Note that translations of Chinese material are included in the Works Cited list where available. Translations are cited by name, CTP numbering, translator and year. While the texts here are broken into Pre-Han, Han, and Post-Han categories, for some of these texts dating is difficult and controversial. The categorization here is based on traditionally accepted dating.

Pre-Han Texts

Han Texts

  • Xinyu (New Discussions), Lu Jia.
  • Xinshu (New Writings), Jia Yi.
  • Chunqiu Fanlu (Luxuriant Dew of the “Spring and Autumn”), traditionally attributed to Dong Zhongshu. (Scholar)
  • Huainanzi, commissioned by Liu An.
  • Fayan (Model Sayings), Yang Xiong.
  • Taixuanjing (Classic of Supreme Mystery), Yang Xiong.
  • Xinlun (New Discourses), Huan Tan
  • Lunheng (Balanced Discourses), Wang Chong.
  • Nüjie (Instructions for Women), Ban Zhao
  • Qianfulun (Discourses of a Hermit), Wang Fu.
  • Zhonglun (Discourses Hitting the Mark), Xu Gan.
  • Kongzi Jiayu (Discussions of the Confucius School), Wang Su.
  • Kong Congzi (Collected Sayings of Confucius), Wang Su.
  • Lunyu Jijie (Collected Explanations of the Analects), He Yan (ed.)
  • Shuowen Jiezi (Explanation of Written Characters), Xu Shen (ed.).
  • Baihutong Delun (Virtuous Discussions at the White Tiger Hall), compiled by Ban Gu.
  • Yantielun (Salt and Iron Discourses), Huan Kuan.
  • Han Shu (Book of the Han), Ban Gu.
  • Huangdi Neijing (Internal Classic of the Yellow Emperor).
  • Lienü Zhuan (Biographies of Exemplary Women), compiled by Liu Xiang.

Post-Han Texts

  • Hongming Ji (Collection for the Expansion and Clarification [of Buddhism]), Sengyou
  • Hou Han Shu (Book of the Later Han), Fan Ye.
  • Sanguo Yanyi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms), Luo Guanzhong.

Further Readings on Han Philosophy

  • Czikszentmihalyi, Mark (ed./trans.), 2006, Readings in Han Chinese Thought, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett. (Scholar)
  • Fung Yu-Lan [Feng Youlan], 1931–1934 [1983], 中國哲學史 Zhongguo zhexue shi, Shanghai: Commercial Press. Translated as A History of Chinese Philosophy, two volumes, Derk Bodde (trans.), Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1952–1953, paperback reprinting 1983. (Scholar)
  • Ing, Michael D. K., 2016, “Philosophy in Western Han Dynasty China (206 BCE–9 CE): Philosophy in Western Han Dynasty China”, Philosophy Compass, 11(6): 289–304. doi:10.1111/phc3.12326 (Scholar)
  • McLeod, Alexus, 2015, “Philosophy in Eastern Han Dynasty China (25–220 CE): Eastern Han Philosophy”, Philosophy Compass, 10(6): 355–368. doi:10.1111/phc3.12209 (Scholar)
  • Xu Fuguan, 1972–1978, 兩漢思想史 Liang han sixiang shi (History of the Philosophy of the Two Han Dynasties), 3 volumes, Taibei Shi: Taiwan xue sheng shu ju,
  • Zhou Guidian, 2006, 秦漢哲學· Qin han zhexue (Qin and Han Philosophy), Wuhan: Wuhan chubanshe. (Scholar)

Works Cited

  • Berkowitz, Alan J., 1992, “The Moral Hero: A Pattern of Reclusion in Traditional China”, Monumenta Serica, 40: 1–32. doi:10.1080/02549948.1992.11731227 (Scholar)
  • Chen, L. K. and Hiu Chuk Winnie Sung, 2015, “The Doctrines and Transformation of the Huang-Lao Tradition”, in Liu 2015: 241–264. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_10">10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_10 (Scholar)
  • Didier, John C., 2009, In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 BC – AD 200, 3 volumes, Sino-Platonic Papers 192. [Didier 2009 available online] (Scholar)
  • Durrant, Stephen and Wai-yee Li (trans), 2017, Zuo Tradition/ Zuozhuan: Commentary on the “Spring and Autumn Annals”, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. (Scholar)
  • Forke, Alfred (trans.), 1907, Lun Heng: Philosophical Essays of Wang Ch’ung, Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz. (Scholar)
  • Goldin, Paul Rakita, 1999, “Insidious Syncretism in the Political Philosophy of Huai‐nan‐tzu”, Asian Philosophy, 9(3): 165–191. doi:10.1080/09552369908575498 (Scholar)
  • Goldin, Paul and Elisa Levi Sabattini (trans), 2020, Lu Jia’s “New Discourses”: A Political Manifesto from the Early Han Dynasty, Leiden: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004419889 (Scholar)
  • Graham, Angus, 1991, “Reflections and Replies”, in Chinese Texts and Philosophical Contexts: Essays Dedicated to Angus C. Graham, Henry Rosemont, Jr (ed.), La Salle, IL: Open Court, 267–322. (Scholar)
  • Holcombe, Charles, 1994, In the Shadow of the Han: Literati Thought and Society at the Beginning of the Southern Dynasties, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. (Scholar)
  • Hunter, Michael, 2018, “The Lunyu as a Western Han Text”, in Confucius and the Analects Revisited, Michael Hunter and Martin Kern (eds), Leiden: Brill, 67–91 (ch. 3). (Scholar)
  • Klein, Esther, 2010, “Were There ‘Inner Chapters’ in the Warring States?” T’oung Pao, 96(4): 299–369. doi:10.1163/156853210x546509 (Scholar)
  • Klein, Esther Sunkyung and Colin Klein, 2016, “Wang Chong’s Epistemology of Testimony”, Asia Major, 29(2): 115–146. (Scholar)
  • Lewis, Mark Edward, 2010, The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Liu, Xiaogan (ed.), 2015, Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy, (Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy 6), Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0 (Scholar)
  • Loewe, Michael, 2011, Dong Zhongshu, a ‘Confucian’ Heritage and the Chunqiu Fanlu, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Loewe, Michael and Denis Twitchett (eds), 1986, The Cambridge History of China, Volume 1: The Ch’in and Han Empires, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/chol9780521243278 (Scholar)
  • Major, John S., 1993, Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought: Chapters Three, Four, and Five of the Huainanzi, Albany, NY: SUNY Press. (Scholar)
  • Major, John S., Sarah A. Queen, Andrew Seth Meyer, and Harold D. Roth (trans), 2010, The Huainanzi: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Government in Early Han China, New York: Columbia University Press. (Scholar)
  • Makeham, John, 1994, Name and Actuality in Early Chinese Thought, Albany, NY: SUNY Press. (Scholar)
  • ––– (trans.), 2002, Balanced Discourses: A Bilingual Edition, by Xu Gan, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003, Transmitters and Creators: Chinese Commentators and Commentaries on the Analects, (Harvard East Asian monographs 228), Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center. (Scholar)
  • McLeod, Alexus, 2018, The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong, London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95291-8 (Scholar)
  • –––, 2020, “Wang Chong’s View of Ziran and Its Influence on Wang Bi and Guo Xiang”, in Dao Companion to Xuanxue 玄學 (Neo-Daoism), David Chai (ed.), (Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy 14), New York: Springer International Publishing, 149–163. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-49228-1_8 (Scholar)
  • –––, 2021, The Dao of Madness: Mental Illness and Self-Cultivation in Early Chinese Philosophy and Medicine, New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Murray, Judson, 2004, “A Study of ‘Yao Lue’ 要略, ‘A Sumary of the Essentials’: The Huainanzi 淮南子 from the Point of View of the Postface”, Early China, 29: 45–109. doi:10.1017/s0362502800007094 (Scholar)
  • Nylan, Michael, 2013, Exemplary Figures/Fayan, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, Canon of Supreme Mystery: A Translation With Commentary of the T’ai Hsuan Ching, Albany, NY: SUNY Press. (Scholar)
  • Pang-White, Ann A. (trans.), 2018, The Confucian “Four Books for Women”: A New Translation of the Nü Sishu and the Commentary of Wang Xiang, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Pokora, Timoteus (trans.), 1975, Hsin-lun (New Treatise), and Other Writings by Huan Tan (43 BC–28 AD), Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan. (Scholar)
  • Queen, Sarah A. and John S. Major (trans), 2016, Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. (Scholar)
  • Roth, Harold D., 2015, “Huainanzi: The Pinnacle of Classical Daoist Syncretism”, in Liu 2015: 341–365. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_15 (Scholar)
  • Sanft, Charles, 2005, Rule: A Study of Jia Yi’s “Xin shu”, PhD Dissertation, University of Münster. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016, “Jia Yi on the Management of the Populace”, Asia Major, 29(2): 47–71. (Scholar)
  • Schneider, Laurence, 1980, A Madman of Ch’u: The Chinese Myth of Loyalty and Dissent, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Slingerland, Edward, 2019, Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism, Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190842307.001.0001 (Scholar)
  • Song, Yunwoo, 2020, “Wang Chong’s Fatalism”, Early China, 43: 285–310. doi:10.1017/eac.2020.7 (Scholar)
  • Unschuld, Paul U. and Hermann Tessenow (trans), 2011, Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: An Annotated Translation of Huang Di’s Inner Classic—Basic Questions, 2 volumes, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Vankeerberghen, Griet, 2001, The Huainanzi and Liu An’s Claim to Moral Authority, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2001. (Scholar)
  • Zhao, Dingxin, 2015, The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History, Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.001.0001 (Scholar)

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