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Annals on Bamboo

Annals on Bamboo Zhu Shu Ji Nian (Annals on Bamboo) is the history of the Wei State in the Warring States Period (475-221BC). The book used to have no name. It was named later as Ji Nian (Annals) because of its chronological style. and als...

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Book of Zhuangzi

Book of Zhuangzi Zhuang Zi (Book of Zhuangzi) is a collection of the sayings of the Taoists. Also named Zhuang Zhou. Zhuang Zi was an anchoret in the Warring States Period (475-221BC) and he was born in Meng (today`s Shangqiu in Henan Prov...

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Zhou Yi (Changes of Zhou)

Zhou Yi (Changes of Zhou). also called Yi or Yi Jing . is one of the important classics of Confucianism. including two parts: scripture and commentary. and 64 divinatory symbols. It contains mainly the thoughts of Confucianism. but also co...

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Book of Xunzi

Xun Zi (The Book of Xunzi) is the collection of the sayings of Xunzi. a representative of the Confucians. But his thought differed greatly from Mengzi. Opposite to Mengzi. Xunzi thought that the nature of human being was evil. He said that...

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Stratagems of the Warring States

Zhan Guo Ce (The Stratagems of the Warring States)is the collection of stories of the Political Strategists from the Warring States Period (475-221BC) to the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC) and the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). In the Warring States...

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Sunzi's Art of War

Sun Zi Bing Fa (Sunzi`s Art of War) is the world`s earliest military book extant in China. Militarists have paid much attention to the book ever since. It is said that after Napoleon was defeated in war. he regretted that he had not read t...

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Commentary on the Waterways Classic

Shui Jing Zhu (Commentary on the Waterways Classic) is the famous work on geography in ancient China. written by Li Daoyuan in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). The book of Shui Jing (Waterways Classic) was written by Sang Qin in the Thr...

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Sun Bin's Art of War

Sun Bin Bing Fa (Sun Bin`s Art of War) was a famous book on military tactics in ancient China. another masterpiece of the Sun Zi School after Sun Zi Bing Fa (Sunzi`s Art of War). This book. called Qi Sun Zi (Sunzi of Qi) in ancient times....

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Explanation on Chinese Characters

Shuo Wen Jie Zi (Explanation on Chinese Characters) is the first lexical work analyzing the shape of the characters and searching the source of characters systematically in ancient China. written by Xu Shen in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-2...

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New Anecdotes of Social Talk

Shi Shuo Xin Yu (New Anecdotes of Social Talk) is a mixed record of social anecdotes from the Later Han Dynasty (229AD) to the Southern Dynasty (420-589) written in the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (420-581). The author was Liu Y...

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