Han Feizi: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)

Han Feizi: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)

Burton Watson


Trenchant, subtle, and cynical, Han Feizi has been learn in all ages and remains to be of curiosity this day while individuals are greater than ever fascinated about the character and use of strength. Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, was once a consultant of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, institution of philosophy and produced the ultimate and so much readable exposition of its theories. His guide for the ruler bargains with the issues of strengthening and conserving the country, the way in which of the ruler, using energy, and punishment and prefer. sarcastically, the ruler most affected via Han Feizi, the king of Qin, finally despatched Han Feizi to criminal, the place he later devoted suicide.

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