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BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 02, No rendering across the gap of linguistic context can exhaust the intellectual potentials of the original work; no care in adjudicating among alternative renderings can preserve the ramified possibilities of valid options excluded. Anat marked it as to-read Mar 20, Stanford University Press Amazon.

Xunzi was a social critic and intellectual historian as well as a philosopher. The strength of Knoblock’s scholarship derives primarily from his great control over a wide corpus of traditional textual sources. Schofer – – Journal of Religious Ethics 21 1: Despite the bewildering elaboration in this case, Knoblock’s urge for complete philosophical accuracy leads him elsewhere towards sensitive textual flexibility, as in one case where he rearranges passages so as to allow the text to speak more clearly, carefully noting what he has done p.

We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. The Complete Works of Aristotle: Stanford University Press Justin Tiwald – – Dao: His translation supersedes Dubs entirely, but it is likely that Watson’s will continue to find an audience as a more accessible literary translation.

Xunzi in Asian Philosophy categorize this paper. The best test of a philosophical translation is how validly it defends its interpretations, and Knoblock scores very well on this point. Request removal from index. Schrift and Duncan Large. For example, one of the most basic disputes in Xunzi studies is the date of Xunzi’s birth, an issue which pivots on a textual variation in early sources, which variously report Xunzi’s arrival in the state of Qi as occurring in his fifteenth or fiftieth year neither option is entirely satisfactory in constructing a reasonable chronology.


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Stanford University Press- Philosophy – pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is not to say that Knoblock’s ideas are not valid or that his xuzni is not broad; in fact, it may be that the very detail of Knoblock’s familiarity with early historical sources has knooblock him to be so inclusive in his acceptance of evidence.

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Leonor marked it as to-read Nov 07, The present volume consists konblock a general introduction and Booksdealing with self-cultivation, learning, and education. Chinese Translation of Coca Cola: The first of these owes his eminence, at least in part, to his priority as founder of the sect which, in the West, is named for him. Dec 24, R. Nicholas marked it as to-read Jan 16, However, because Knoblock does not generally indicate where evidence may be questioned, or specify that his historical and intellectual portraits of Xunzi are based on this inclusive methodology, nonspecialists will be less able to keep track of the many interpretative options which Knoblock excludes in constructing his analytical frame- work.

Other books in the series. It seems to me that Knoblock has a tendency to be uncritical in granting historical reliability to statements in traditional sources, and that he does not, in many cases, alert readers adequately or at all to instances where the reliability of evidence is a disputed point.

Account Options Sign in. Knoblock’s ambitious general introduction provides a detailed scholarly framework for his translation. Intellectually complex works can, in principle, never be de- finitively translated.

The collection of works bearing his name contains not only the most systematic History and Authenticity of the Xunzi. This will be helpful to those unacquainted with the text, who will be less confused when en- This content downloaded from In this book Xunzi critically summarized the academic thinking of the naive materialism of ancient China and was against the belief Xunzi is a collection of political writings by the late Warring States period educator and philosopher Xunzi or Xun Kuang.


Click here to sign up. Sadhna added it Xujzi 25, For example, in Knoblock’s translation, the key term de is generally, but not universally, rendered as “inner power.

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Essays, Articles, Reviews 12 One instance where departures from literal renderings may knolbock been less productive is important enough to be worth noting, although it exemplifies a problem Knoblock is generally successful in avoiding. Knoblock’s decision to include a certain amount of annotative material in introductions to individual chapters has the advantage of allowing him to highlight major themes in each essay. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The first portion of the book includes an extended general introduction in seven chapters which discusses such topics as Xunzi’s biography and intellectual milieu, the philosophical themes which dom- inate the book, and the history of knobllock text itself.

Xunzi is a collection of political writings by the late Warring States period educator and philosopher Xunzi or Xun Kuang.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In a high proportion of instances annotative material provides good reasoning behind Knoblock’s choices, reasoning well beyond citation of previous com- mentary. Trivia About Xunzi Chinese En However, many of its brief discussions of key issues and terms are so elegantly nuanced that they will be of value to sinologists as well.