Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever Get the E-Book. Han Feizi has 60 ratings and 8 reviews. This edition exclude Current affairs remind me of this book, as you start to see quotations of his appearing on social. Han Feizi is a collection of writing attributed to Han Fei (circa ‒ BC) of Eastern Zhou. A student of Confucian philosopher Xunzi, Han Fei collected the writing of his predecessors of the pre-Qin Type of Item. Books.

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Han Feizi: Basic Writings

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This version of the Han Feizi is meant primarily for those who vook to start reading his texts. I’ve always had a special enthusiasm for books in the Realpolitik tradition.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature: Aurelio rated it it was amazing Mar 25, boook Though recommending use of Shen Buhai ‘s techniques, Han Fei’s Xing-Ming is both considerably narrower and more specific. Without them he is like any other man; his existence depends upon them. He emphasized agriculture and warfare.

Han Fei’s rare appeal among Legalists to the use of scholars law and method specialists makes him comparable to the Confucians, in that sense. Jun 28, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: Much of the basics of proper administration are here and appear to be common sense.

Confucius idea of looking to the past for solution was dangerous as the present and yan were different.


Works of Han Feizi

Thus when a farmer wants to plant a luxury crop that sells for a lot but doesn’t meet the food consumption needs of the state or a soldier wants to engage in combat that doesn’t contribute to the security of the country, the minister has to convince them to live in strict compliance with law by pointing out how pursuing these deviant interests will bring ruin. Han Fei’s “brilliant ruler” “orders names to name themselves and affairs to settle themselves.

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East Feixi Designer Men’s Fashion. Han Feizi fezi a very low opinion of the people, and dismisses any notion that the ruler needs to shape his policies to gain their trust. Han Feizi has been read ever since the book was written about BC, and is well worth a look. Partly he is excused because of the chaotic times he lived in, but also because his book shows how authoritarianism can plant roots in the human consciousness, and what sorts of things can drive people to accept authoritarianism.

Trivia About Han Feizi: Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest hann when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. Though not entirely accurately, most Han works identify Efizi Yang with penal law.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He also pointed out that some fathers have bad sons and some sons have bad fathers and the that bad character and incompetence could not be remediated the “Bad Emperor” problem. Unlike other philosophies which empathize the importance of rulers being active presences in the lives of their subjects, Legalist rulers need to resist the impulse to micro manage.


In Loewe, Michael ; Shaughnessy, Edward. Set up a giveaway. His handbook for the ruler deals with the problems of strengthening and preserving the state, the way of the ruler, the use of power, and punishment and favor.

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So why set aside a weekend to the study of a primary Legalist text now? In any case, it’s always a pleasure to read ancient philosophy, especially examples as straightforward and digestible as these.

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Works of Han Feizi – World Digital Library

I found this to be particularly interesting because Xunzi was a Confucian philosopher and there is a great rift between the two schools of thought.

In the ancient world, alongside whatever courts administered justice, most rulers could order their attendant strong men to bestow rewards and biok in a casual way, regardless of court procedures. Again, this is because the exact laws authorized by the ruler must be respected above personal achievement, or society will spiral into chaos as individuals pursue desperate and risky policies to gain greater and greater rewards.