The book is an attempt to explain how pre-Qin philosophers Hanfeizi
, Mozi, Guanzi, Mencius, Xunzi, Confucius, and Laozi developed the Chinese concept of humane authority.
Nesse sentido, pois, o pensador Hanfeizi
(-280 -233) concebeu que a unica forma de impor o novo sistema politico e ideologico de Qin seria a abolicao do passado.
The sovereign in the political thought of Hanfeizi
and Thomas Hobbes.
It is surely no coincidence that two of Xunzi's greatest students, Li Si and Hanfeizi
, were advisors to the First Emperor of Qin, the first real emperor of China, who conquered all the other states and whose policies unified and standardized spoken and written language, among other things.
To cite one example, according to Yan, the thinker Hanfeizi
considers the core of political power to come from a sound legal system.
, Hanziqianjiei, annotation by Liang Qixiong, Beijing, 1982,pian 22, p.
Kongzi and Hanfeizi
had already invoked the concept of the Way (dao).
The essays collected in the Shangjun shu and the Hanfeizi
call on historical precedent and cite principle to emphasize three essential concepts: fa, the models of government on which orders or laws should be based; shu, the practical methods and expedients with which to attain a ruler's objectives; and shi, the visible expression of his authority.
jijie (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2006), 389-40;
Nanguo, who faked pipe-blowing for the King of Qi by mixing among a team of musicians: see Chen Qiyou Hanfeizi
xthjiaazhu (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2000), 30: 601.
Although the exact rules of the game are still unclear, we also know from the Hanfeizi
that each player had one draughtsman designated as a xiao "owl," (12) which represented the nobility and was the leader of the other five draughtsmen.
A similar view is found in Hanfeizi
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