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By Ping-Cheung Lo,Sumner B Twiss

This ebook deals the 1st complete research of war ethics in early China in addition to its next improvement.

Chinese attitudes towards warfare are wealthy and nuanced, ranging throughout amoral realism, protecting simply struggle, humanitarian intervention, and mournful skepticism. masking the 5 significant highbrow traditions within the "golden age" of chinese language civilization: Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, and armed forces method colleges, the book’s chapters immerse readers within the right old contexts, study the ethical matters within the classical texts on their lonesome phrases, reframe these issues in modern moral idioms, and forge a severe discussion among the previous and the current. the quantity develops clean ethical interpretations of classical texts similar to The artwork of War, Mencius, Xunzi, Mozi, and the Daodejing and discusses recognized philosophers corresponding to Han Fei and Wang Yang-ming, representing antithetical colleges of considered war. awareness can also be given to the army ethics of the People’s Liberation military, analyzing its considering opposed to the backdrop of its personal civilizational context.

This ebook can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of simply conflict conception, chinese language politics, ethics, and philosophy, army experiences, and diplomacy in general.

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