The Book of Master Mo represents a groundbreaking shift in Chinese philosophy.
Ian Johnston has an MA in Latin, a PhD in Greek and a PhD in Chinese, and was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Sydney University until his retirement. He has published translations of Galen's medical writings, early Chinese poetry (Singing of Scented Grass and Waiting for the Owl), and early Chinese philosophical works (the Mozi and - with Wang Ping - the Daxue and Zhongyong). In 2011 he was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize and the PEN medallion for translation.
A landmark endeavour * Asia Times *
A magnificent and valuable achievement * Journal of Chinese Studies *
Eminently readable and at the same time remarkably accurate...Johnston's work will be the standard for a long time * China Review International *
Compelling and engaging reading...while at the same time preserving the diction and rhetorical style of the original Chinese * New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies *