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From Destiny to Dao
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    December 2015
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    7x10 Hardcopy
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From Destiny to Dao

A Survey of Pre-Qin Philosophy in China

By Huang Kejian

Examines the classical Chinese thinkers in the Pre-Qin era

From Destiny to Dao: A Survey of Pre-Qin Philosophy in China surveys the prominent schools of thought in Pre-Qin China — Daoism, Confucianism, Mohism, the School of Names, Legalism, and the School of Yin-Yang. Author Huang Kejian explores the development of thought from the mystical concept of destiny to the philosophical “Dao” and offers a discussion of the major philosophical themes in each school of thought with a unique collection of insights from commentators. This book offers readers a holistic understanding of their philosophies through their historical place, existential concerns, and impact on future philosophers.

About the Author

Huang Kejian is Professor of the School of Chinese Classics of the Renmin University of China. He is the author of Struggling Confucianism (1995), Selected Works of Huang Kejian (1998), 100 Years of New Confucianism (2000), and Beauty As Reality of Illusion: An Interpretation of German Classical Aesthetics (2004). He has published more than 130 articles in core periodicals and key academic magazines in China.