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Dao De Jing
The Daodejing is an early daoist book attributed to Laozi. Some recommended translations could be:
Ames, Roger T. and David L. Hall, Dao De Jing: Making This Life Significant. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003
Hendricks, Robert G., Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching: a new translation based upon the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui texts. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.
Lau, D. C., Lao Tzu London: Penguin Books 1963.
Lynn, Richard John, Tao-te Ching: A New Translation of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
Wu, John C. H., Lao Tzu Tao Teh Ching New York: St John’s University Press, 1961.
Other translations and studies are available on terebess.hu ›
James Legge (transl.), The Works of Mencius - The Chinese Classics II, (2nd ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. Reprinted by Dover Books in 1990
(Online here › and here › )
Lau D.C., Mencius, Penguin Books, London, 1970; New Bilingual Edition Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 2003.
A collection of anecdotes and conversations of the Confucian thinker and philosopher Mencius (372-289 BCE) compiled around 400 BCE.
Unschuld, Paul, trans. Nan-ching: The Classic of Difficult Issues (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care by Bianque. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986.
This is a medical book from the first century CE, consisting in questions about difficult points in medicine.
Legge, James, trans. The Shoo King or the Book of Historical Documents, The Chinese Classics, Vols III, IV. London: Oxford University Press, 1865.
(Online here › )
James Legge (Editor) and Clae Waltham (Revised by), Shu Ching: Book of History, A Gateway Edition, Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, 1971.
Sun Zi Bing Fa
Sonshi Group (transl.), The Art of War by Sun Tzu, sonshi.com ›
Lionel Giles (transl.), The Art of War by Sun Tzu, classics.mit.edu ›
The Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu (4th century BCE.).
Richard J Lynn, The Classic of Changes, I Ching, Columbia University Press, 1994
Legge, James, trans. I Ching: The Book of Changes, Sacred Books of the East, vol.16, 1899. Republished by Gramercy in 1996.
Also known as Dazhuan, the Xici is the Great Commentary to the Yijing or Book of Change.
(The Legge translation can be found online here › and here › )
Knoblock, John, trans. Xunzi: A Translation and Study of the Complete Works. Stanford; Stanford University Press: 1988.
Xunzi is a Confucian philosopher from the late Warring States period.
James Legge (transl.) , The Doctrine of the Mean, 1893.
Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall, Focusing the Familiar, A Translation and Philosophical Interpretation of the Zhongyong University of Hawai, 2001.
A. Charles Muller (transl.) The Doctrine of the Mean, first translated in 1991, revised in 2013.
Gregory C. Richter (transl.) The Doctrine of the Mean Zhong Yong Transcription, Gloss, Translation, Truman State University, 2005.
The Zhongyong is the Doctrine of the Mean, also known as Constant Mean, Middle Way or Middle Use , one of the Four Books of Confucean philosophy.
The Legge translation can be found online here ›, and the Charles Muller translation here ›
Huang, Siu-chi, trans. Essentials of Neoconfuciansim: Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and Ming Periods by Zang Zai. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1999
Watson, B., trans. The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu. New York: Columbia University Press, 1968.
Graham, A. C., Chuang-Tzu The Inner Chapters, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1981.
This is an early Daoist book from the late Warring States period.
Can be found online here ›
Ames, Roger T., The Art of Rulership: A Study of Ancient Chinese Political Thought, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1983.
Feng Yulan (Derk Bodde transl.), A History of Chinese Philosophy, Princeton University Press, 1983.
Feng Yulan, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy, Collier-Macmillan, 1948; Free Press (reprinted), 1997.
Graham, Angus C., Yin-Yang and the Nature of Correlative Thinking, The Institute of East Asian Philosophies, Singapore, 1986.
Larre, Claude, The Way of Heaven, Monkey Press, Cambridge, 1994.
Le Blanc, Charles, Huai Nan Tzu – Philosophical Synthesis in Early Han.
Loewe, Michael, ed., Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, The Society of the Study of Early China, Berkeley, 1993.
Major, John S., Heaven And Earth In Early Han Thought: Chapters Three, Four and Five of Huainanzi, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1993.
Murray, Judson B., A Study of 'Yaolue', 'A Summary of the Essentials': Understanding the Huainanzi Through the Point of View of the Author of the Postface., Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1985.
Rickett, W. Allyn. Loewe, Michael ed., 'Kuan tzu' In Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, University of California, Institute of East Asian Studies, Berkeley, 1993.
Unschuld, Paul, transl., Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: Nature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, 2003.
Unschuld, Paul, Tessenow, Hermann, A Dictionary of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: A Volume of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen Project, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, 2008.
Wing-tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, Princeton University Press, 1963.