Abstract:This book is a full translation with detailed commentary of three chapters from one of the most important philosophical works of early imperial China, the Huainanzi-The text was written by a group of scholars assembled at the court of Liu An (d. 122 BC), the king of Huainan. It was first presented to the imperial throne in 139 BC, but the received version probably includes additions and modifications made in the following decades. Because it post-dates the age of the 'Hundred Schools', the 'Golden Age' of Chin… Show more
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