|Title of host publication
|The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa
|D. T. POTTS, Ethan HARKNESS, Jason NEELIS, Roderick MCINTOSH
|John Wiley and Sons Inc.
|Published - 28 Oct 2021
The Huainanzi is a compendium of philosophical essays completed in early China sometime before 139 bce. It was a collaborative effort between numerous scholars under the patronage and editorship of Liu An, the prince of Huainan, who was a member of the royal clan of the Han Empire. It presents a philosophy of good governance, based on a carefully crafted synthesis of all earlier major traditions of thought within a model of correlative cosmology. Massive in scope, it is one of the most important philosophical works that have survived from ancient China.