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Meaning of "Xun Zi" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XUN ZI

Xun Zi  [ˈtʃʊn ˈdʒiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XUN ZI

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Xun Zi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XUN ZI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xun Zi

Xunzi

Five Classics ▪ Classic of Poetry ▪ Book of Documents ▪ Book of Rites ▪ I Ching ▪ Spring and Autumn Annals Portal Confucianism v t e Xunzi was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who lived during the Warring States period and contributed to one of the Hundred Schools of Thought. Xunzi believed man's inborn tendencies need to be curbed through education and ritual, counter to Mencius's view that man is innately good. He believed that ethical norms had been invented to rectify mankind. Educated in the state of Qi, Xunzi was associated with the Confucian school, but his philosophy has a pragmatic flavour compared to Confucian optimism. Some scholars attribute it to the divisive times. Xunzi was one of the most sophisticated thinkers of his time, and was the teacher of Li Si and Han Fei Zi.

Definition of Xun Zi in the English dictionary

The definition of Xun Zi in the dictionary is original name Hsun Kuang. c. 300 bc–c. 230 bc, Chinese philosopher, who systematized Confucian teaching.

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mergee
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mortgagee
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obligee
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XUN ZI

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XP
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Xtian
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Xuan Zang
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WORDS THAT END LIKE XUN ZI

Kong Zi
Lao Zi
Mo-Zi

Synonyms and antonyms of Xun Zi in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Xun Zi» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

荀子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Xun Zi
570 millions of speakers

English

Xun Zi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Xun जि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شون زي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Сюнь-цзы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Xun Zi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Xun Zi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Xun Zi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xun Zi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Xun Zi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

魯迅紫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

견권 닫아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xun Zi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Tấn Zi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸுன் ஜி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक्सन झी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Xun Zi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Xun Zi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Xun Zi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Сюнь - цзи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Xun Zi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Xun Zi
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Xun Zi
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Xun Zi
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Xun Zi
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XUN ZI» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XUN ZI»

Discover the use of Xun Zi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Xun Zi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Natural Law Modernized
117 'Enriching the Country/ Xun Zi, 113. See also Dubs, Hsuntze, 151. 118 'Of Honor and Disgrace/ Xun Zi, 44. See also Knoblock, Xun Zi, vol. 1, 195. 119 ' Contra Physiognomy/ Xun Zi, 50. See also Knoblock, Xun Zi, vol. 1, 206; Fung Yu -Lan, ...
David Braybrooke, 2003
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The Confucian Quest for Order: The Origin and Formation of ...
The Origin and Formation of the Political Thought of Xun Zi Masayuki Sato. While Xun Zi's "scientific" view as well as his discourse on vital breath were attributed without difficulty to the materialistic characteristics of his thought, his advocacy of  ...
Masayuki Sato, 2003
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THE ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
In mentioning the qing of man or human beings, Xun Zi refers to the desire for food, clothing and so on, and these seem to be the same as the sensory and appetitive desires of xing. However, note that the items referred to are luxurious ...
Bo Mou, 2008
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China's Legalists: The Earliest Totalitarians and Their Art ...
The greatest Legalist, Han Fei, and the first prime minister of the first Chinese totalitarian empire, the Qin dynasty, Li Si, were both students of the eminent Confucian Xun Zi (Shiji, chs. 63, 74). As mentioned earlier, even Confucius himself had ...
Zhengyuan Fu, 1996
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Name and Actuality in Early Chinese Thought
33. Hansen, Language and Logic in Ancient China, 62—63. See also 57—65. 34 . Xun Zi, 16.4a. 35. Xun Zi, 16.4a. 36. Following Yu Yue, Zhu zi ping yi (Xun Zi 1), 132, in his gloss of the Xun Zi, “Quan xue,” 1.15a, sentence gu song shu yi guan  ...
John Makeham, 1994
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International Handbook of Intelligence
In the school of Confucianism, Xun Zi (325-238 B.C.) was another important ancient Chinese philosopher who emphasized the importance of learning in one's intelligence: Yu bu zhuo, bu cheng cji. Ren bu xue, bu zhi dao. (Jade cannot ...
Robert J. Sternberg, 2004
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The Images of Science Through Cultural Lenses: A Chinese ...
221 BC), argues that “those who know the differences between the duty of Nature and that of humans are perfect ones”30 (Xun Zi – Tian Lun)31. Xun Zi believes that Nature changes with regularity. The change of Nature has no purpose and is  ...
Hongming Ma, 2012
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A History of China
Yet, having endured a longer period of chaos, strife, and brutality during the Warring States period, Xun Zi disputed Mencius's overly rosy assessment of mankind. Indeed, in his principal work, known as the Xun Zi, Xun Zi baldly stated that ...
Morris Rossabi, 2013
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Autocratic Tradition and Chinese Politics
Unlike Mencius who proposed some moral constraint on the power of the monarch, Xun Zi advocated for the absolute authority of the ruler. For Xun Zi, without a ruler the world would be in chaos where "the strong would rob and harm the weak ...
Zhengyuan Fu, 1993
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Signposts of Self-Realization: Evolution, Ethics and ...
Many have justly traced out a lineage between Yan's take on the notion of qun and the original concept as espoused by Xun Zi. Indeed, in the same post- script, Yan quotes directly from Xunzi as saying: “Because he [the individual] is able to ...
Xinmin Liu, 2014

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XUN ZI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Xun Zi is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Truth About Violence
We must never use violence. Why? Listen to Mahatma Gandhi, Bayard Rustin, Bell Hooks, Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela and Xun Zi. Afterwards, tell us your ... «Yareah Magazine, Feb 15»
2
We evolve, but the university stands still
Indeed, the Confucian philosopher Xun Zi understood them 2300 years ago. He said: “Tell me, and I'll forget; show me, and I may remember; involve me, and I ... «The Globe and Mail, Feb 14»
3
Who Is the God of Confucianism?
After his death, Confucius's principles were carried on by his disciples Mencius, Xun Zi and others who worked to flesh out societal and political applications of ... «Opposing Views, Jan 13»
4
Will Iron Man 3 Shed Light on Hollywood's China Problem?
Then again, this should come as no surprise. "People are born," the Confucian philosopher Xun Zi famously noted some 2,300 years ago, "with a liking for profit." ... «Vulture, Apr 12»
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For rising China, an identity crisis
He quotes the ancient scholar Xun Zi, who taught that great powers must respect others if they aspire to be "as secure as a boulder." Moreover, Yan says, the ... «Washington Post, Mar 10»
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Good to the bone; adducing honesty via imaging
In any case, for thousands of years philosophers have speculated whether humans are innately good or bad, from Rosseau and Hobbes to Xun Zi and Mencius. «ScienceBlogs, Jul 09»
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Where It All Went Wrong: 'Original Sin' by Alan Jacobs
Perhaps the most effective example he cites comes from the Confucian tradition; Xun Zi (310 B.C.E.-237 B.C.E.) taught that people are evil by nature and can ... «New York Sun, May 08»
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Planet hunter Geoffrey Marcy shares $1 million Shaw Prize
... Shaw Prize Foundation of Hong Kong, is accompanied by a medal displaying a portrait of Sir Run Run Shaw and the imprint of a Chinese phrase from Xun Zi, ... «UC Berkeley, Sep 05»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xun Zi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xun-zi>. Jun 2021 ».
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