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Author Wu, Jing, 670-749, author.

Title The essentials of governance / Wu Jing ; edited [and translated] by Hilde De Weerdt, Glen Dudbridge, Gabe van Beijeren
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (lxii, 374 pages) : maps
Series Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Contents The way of the sovereign / Jack W. Chen -- The organization of governance / Jack W. Chen -- Employing the wise / Hilde De Weerdt -- Seeking criticism / Hilde De Weerdt -- Accepting criticism / Hilde De Weerdt -- Lessons from the past for sovereign and officials / Chu Ming-kin -- On selecting officials / Oliver Moore -- On enfieffment / David McMullen -- On determining the roles of the crown prince and the princes / David McMullen -- On respecting tutors / David McMullen -- Instructing and warning the crown prince and the princes / David McMullen -- Reproving the crown prince / David McMullen -- On humaneness and righteousness / Anthony DeBlasi -- On loyalty and righteousness / Anthony DeBlasi -- On filial piety and friendship / Anthony DeBlasi -- On impartiality / Anthony DeBlasi -- On sincerity and trustworthiness / Anthony DeBlasi -- On frugality and moderation / Gabe van Beijeren -- On modesty and deference / Gabe van Beijeren -- On being humane and compassionate / Gabe van Beijeren -- Caution in one's preference / Anna M. Shields -- Caution in speech / Anna M. Shields -- Obstructing slander and sycophancy / Anna M. Shields -- On regretting one's faults / Anna M. Shields -- On profligacy and recklessness / Jack W. Chen -- On greed and baseness / Jack W. Chen -- Honoring classicist scholarship / Chu Ming-kin -- On literature and history / Chu Ming-kin -- On rites and music / Chu Ming-kin -- Dedication to agriculture / Tineke D'Haeseleer -- On punishment and law / Tineke D'Haeseleer -- On amnesties / Tineke D'Haeseleer -- On tribute presentations / Oliver Moore -- Recognizing the rise and fall of dynasties / Hilde De Weerdt -- Debates about punitive expeditions / Tineke D'Haeseleer -- Debates about pacifying the borders / Tineke D'Haeseleer -- On tours / Oliver Moore -- On hunting / Oliver Moore -- On auspicious and inauspicious signs / Gabe van Beijeren -- On remaining vigilant until the end / Gabe van Beijeren
Summary In the eighth century, Wu Jing selected exchanges between Emperor Taizong and his ministers that he deemed key to good governance. This collection of dialogues has been used for the education of emperors, political elites and general readers ever since, and is a standard reference work in East Asian political thought. Consisting of ten volumes, subdivided into forty topics, The Essentials of Governance addresses core themes of Chinese thinking about the politics of power, from the body politic, presenting and receiving criticism, recruitment, the education of the imperial clan, political virtues and vices, to cultural policy, agriculture, law, taxation, border policy, and how to avoid disaster and dynastic fall. Presented with introductory commentary that offers insights into its historical context and global reception, this accessible and reliable translation brings together ten scholars of Chinese intellectual history to offer a nuanced edition that preserves the organisation, tone and flow of the original
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-353) and index
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
SUBJECT Tang Taizong, Emperor of China, 597-649.
Tang Taizong, Emperor of China, 597-649. fast (OCoLC)fst00093176
Subject Political science.
Political science.
Politics and government.
SUBJECT China -- Politics and government -- 581-907.
Subject China.
Form Electronic book
Author De Weerdt, Hilde Godelieve Dominique, editor, translator.
Dudbridge, Glen, editor, translator
Beijeren, Gabe van, editor, translator
ISBN 9781108923118
Other Titles Zhen'guan zheng yao. English