By Philip J. Ivanhoe
Zhang Xuecheng (1738–1801) has essentially been learn as a thinker of heritage. This quantity provides him as a moral thinker with a particular figuring out of the goals and techniques of Confucian self-cultivation. provided in English translation for the 1st time, this choice of Zhang's essays and letters may still problem our present figuring out of this Qing dynasty thinker. On Ethics and History additionally includes translations of 3 very important essays written by means of Tang-dynasty Confucian Han Yu and indicates how Zhang replied to Han's previous works. people with an curiosity in moral philosophy, faith, and chinese language notion and tradition will locate nonetheless correct a lot of what Zhang argued for in his personal day.