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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520269170

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001

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Selection from A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy

Selection from A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy

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(p.41) 6 Selection from A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy
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Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III
Author(s):
Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, Richard M. Jaffe
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0006

This chapter contains an excerpt from D. T. Suzuki's essay “A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy: Introduction and Philosophy,” which appeared in The Monist in 1907. In this essay, Suzuki discusses the burning of books and the burying of Confucian scholars during the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE) and claims that Buddhism was introduced to China in this repressive period. He also explains how Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism influenced and reacted to one another, noting that their interrelation was an outcome of what he calls “the Chinese mind.” He argues that logic and metaphysical speculation are “sadly lacking” in Chinese philosophy and concludes by describing the principal thoughts that were being elaborated by the Chinese mind during the Ante-Qin period of Chinese philosophy.

Keywords:   logic, D. T. Suzuki, Chinese philosophy, Qin dynasty, Buddhism, China, Confucianism, Daoism, Chinese mind, Ante-Qin period

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