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    Yi as “Meaning-Bestowing” in the Xunzi.Soon-ja Yang - 2021 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 20 (1):115-131.
    This essay aims to explore Xunzi’s 荀子 problem, which was originally proposed by David S. Nivison. The problem revolves around a tension in Xunzi’s writings about human nature. In his chapter “Human Nature is Bad,” Xunzi states that humans have inborn selfish desires and natural feelings, and if they do not control or regulate these desires and feelings, there will certainly be chaos. However, in the chapter “The Regulations of a Sage King,” Xunzi argues that human beings possess yi 義, (...)
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    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.
    This essay traces changes in the relationship between filial piety and loyalty in early China. During the Spring and Autumn and early-mid Warring States periods, a conflict existed between the two values. Confucian thinkers such as Confucius and Mencius put a priority on filial piety, while Shang Yang 商鞅 regarded it detrimental to the state. However, scholars later tended to reconcile the values, as is evident in the Xiaojing 孝經 and the “Zhongxiao 忠孝” chapter of the Hanfeizi 韓非子. The two (...)
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    Song, Hongbing 宋洪兵, New Studies ofhanFeizi’s Political Thought 韓非子政治思想再硏究: Beijing 北京: Renmin Chubanshe 人民出版社, 2010, 414 Pages. [REVIEW]Soon-ja Yang - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (2):266.
    Song, Hongbing 宋洪兵, New Studies of han Feizi’s Political Thought 韓非子政治思想再硏究 Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11712-012-9265-2 Authors Soon-ja Yang, Inha University, 253 Yonghyeon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea 402-751 Journal Dao Online ISSN 1569-7274 Print ISSN 1540-3009.
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    Shen Dao's Theory of Fa and His Influence on Han Fei.Soon-ja Yang - 2013 - In Paul R. Goldin (ed.), Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei. Springer. pp. 47--63.
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    Shen Dao’s Own Voice in the Shenzi Fragments.Soon-ja Yang - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):187-207.
    Feizi 韓非子 in terms of the concept of shi 勢 (circumstantial advantage, power, or authority). This argument is based on the A Critique of Circumstantial Advantage (Nanshi 難勢) chapter of the Hanfeizi, where Han Feizi advances his own idea of shi after criticizing both Shen Dao and an anonymous Confucian. However, there are other primary sources to contain Shen Dao’s thought, namely, seven incomplete Shenzi 慎子 chapters of the Essentials on Government from the Assemblage of Books (Qunshu zhi yao 群書治要) (...)
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  6. Politics, Language, and Mind in Early Chinese Legalist Ideas : Focusing on the Comparison of Shen Buhai with Han Fei.Soon-ja Yang - 2022 - In Eirik Lang Harris & Henrique Schneider (eds.), Adventures in Chinese Realism: Classic Philosophy Applied to Contemporary Issues. Suny Press.
     
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    Harris, Eirik Lang, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation.Soon-ja Yang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):125-129.
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