Han feis legalist writings on government may be the most brutal and amoral in chinas long written history i cant even call it vicious his grasping avaricious view of human nature displays the same bizarre innocence as a snake crushing a rat. Han fei tzu basic writings translated by burton watson new york columbia university press 1964 han fei tzu or master han fei 280 233 bc wrote chinese political philosophy han fei amalgamated legalist philosophy which aimed fixedly to defend and strengthen the hierarchical state hobbled by a bad stutter han fei turned to writing. Han fei tzu was a scholar who propounded legalism a strict adherance to the law by way of benefits and punishments to create and maintain an efficient state the first emperor of chin admired his writings and appears to have taken some of his advice to heart it was known for its brutal administration and lasted but a short time. Han fei tzu basic writings burton watson 49 out of 5 stars 9 paperback 2430 next customers who bought this item also bought page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading
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