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Fa Jia or "Legalists". Represents an authoritarian reaction to the turbulent times of pre-Qin China. Their political and social doctrines culminated in the repressive Qin Dynasty. Confucianism
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Hanfei Zi. ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Han Fei Zi. Student of the Confucian Xun Zi, he brought together the existing "Legalist" doctrines synthesising them into his own thought.

OTHER SOURCES:

The Chinese Cultural Studies site has some translations of a few passages and also discusses Hanfei Zi.

John Knoblock has some information on his Classical Chinese Philosophy site:
- The Chinese Philosopher Han Fei.
- Chinese Text for Hanfeizi Selections.

A readily available translation of some of the most popular sections of Hanfei Zi is:
- Basic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu Burton Watson (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1967.

The most complete translation and study in English is:
- Liao, W.K. 1959, The Complete Works of Han Fei Tzu; A Classic of Chinese Political Science, Volumes I & II, Arthur Probsthian, London.

 

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