The Book of Lord Shang .. A Classic of the Chinese School of Law

A. Probsthain (1963)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Reprint of Volume XVII in Probsthain's Oriental Series. With a Chinese index and an index of names and references. The Book of Lord Shang was probably compiled sometime between 359 and 338 BCE. Along with the Han Fei-Tzu, it is one of the two principal sources of Legalism, a school of Chinese political thought. Legalism asserts that human behavior must be controlled through written law rather than through ritual, custom or ethics because people are innately selfish and ignorant. The law is not effective when it is based on goodness or virtue; it is effective when it compels obedience. This is essential to preserve the stability of the State. Roscoe Pound recommended this book for the study of old Chinese law in Outlines of Lectures on Jurisprudence 235.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,247

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Book of Lord Shang and the School of Law.J. J. L. Duyvendak - 1976 - Chinese Studies in History 10 (1-2):196-249.
Shang-Tzu.Yang Shang & Ch in Fan - 1970 - I Wen Yin Shu Kuan.
Shang Chün Shu Chin Chu Chin I.Ling-hsü Ho & Yang Shang - 1987 - T Ai-Wan Shang Wu Yin Shu Kuan.
The Continuity of Chinese Humanism in the Shang-Chou Period.Yeu-Quang Wong - 1992 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 19 (4):445-462.


Added to PP

6 (#1,096,026)

6 months
2 (#276,145)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

The Reconciliation of Filial Piety and Political Authority in Early China.Soon-ja Yang - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (2):187-203.
Subject in Phenomenological Model of Law.Інна Ігорівна Коваленко, Едуард Анатолійович Кальницький & Олена Сергіївна Лозова - 2018 - Вісник Нюу Імені Ярослава Мудрого: Серія: Філософія, Філософія Права, Політологія, Соціологія 3 (42):107-125.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references