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Resource Guide:
Classical Chinese Philosophy

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Chinese Literature
  • Kongzi (Confucius)
  • Mozi (Mo Tzu)
  • Mengzi (Mencius)
  • Laozi (Lao Tzu)
  • Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
  • Xunzi
  • Han Feizi
  • Confucian Thought
  • Ethics, Chinese
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Individualism
  • Obligation and Duty

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Philosophy East & West
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Journal of Chinese Philosophy
  • Journal of Moral Education
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
  • Journal of Religious Ethics
  • Asia Journal of Theology
  • T'oung Pao
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
  • Journal of Asian Studies
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Moral Exemplars in the Analects: The Good Person Is ThatBJ 117 .O43 2011
Introduction to Classical Chinese PhilosophyB 126 .V28 2011
Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian PhilosophyB 127 .N4 A54 2009
Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional CommentariesPL 2472 .Z6 M36 2008
Remastering Morals with Aristotle and ConfuciusBJ 101 .S56 2007
Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and CommunityBL 1853 .C66 2004
Xunzi: Basic WritingsB 128 .H68 E5 2003
Chuang-tzu: the Inner ChaptersBL 1900 .C5 E5 2001
Readings in Classical Chinese PhilosophyB 126 .R43 2000
Virtue, Nature, and Moral Agency in the XunziB 128 .H7 V57 2000