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Hanfei Zi


A readily available translation of some of the most popular sections of Hanfei Zi is:

Basic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu
Burton Watson (Editor) – Hardcover – Publish date: 1967

Han Fei Tzu: Basic Writings
Burton Watson (Translator) – Paperback – Publish date: 1964

Han Feizi: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)
Burton Watson (Translator) – Paperback – Publish date: 2003


The most complete translation and study in English is:

The Complete Works of Han Fei Tzu; A Classic of Chinese Political Science
Liao, W.K. – Hardcover – Publish date: 1959

Additional References:

The Chinese Cultural Studies site has some translations of a few passages and also discusses Hanfei Zi.

A brief history on Legalism, Qin Empire and Han Dynasty.

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