'The writing is clear and articulate, and the discussion, while focusing on philosophical ideas, is sensitive to textual compexities such as the authorship of different layers of a text. The book should be a very useful textbook in any undergraduate course on Chinese philosophy.' Kwong-Loi Shun, Chinese University of Hong Kong
'A clear, fluent, well-argued and well-organized presentation of core ideas and main positions in Classical Chinese Philosophy, highly readable and quite stimulating for any student interested in Chinese humanities. It is to be specifically recommended for a solid introductory course in Chinese philosophy.' Chung-ying Cheng, Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Introduces students to all of the concepts, themes and argumentative methods of early Chinese philosophy, covering the three most influential philosophical traditions, Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. Karyn Lai explains debates among different thinkers, cross-influences between traditions, and the interpretation of the main ideas by scholars up to the present day.