Prof. Xu Fancheng’s Published Works
Xu Fancheng (1909-2000) was a Chinese scholar, translator, and philosopher. He left behind a vast body of work, including 6.5 million words in 4 volumes and 12 translations. His work spans a wide range of topics, including philosophy, religion, literature, historiography, art, linguistics, and philology.
Xu Fancheng’s work has made important contributions to the understanding of Chinese, Indian, and Western cultures. He is particularly known for his translations of Indian philosophical texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. His work has also helped to bridge the gap between Chinese and Western thought.
This list provides an overview of Xu Fancheng’s published works. The list is organized by topic, and it includes a brief description of each work.
- Philosophy: Xu Fancheng’s philosophical works explore a wide range of topics, including Hinduism, Integral Yoga, Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Western philosophy. His most famous philosophical work is “Interpretation of Laozi”, which is a commentary on the Daodejing.
- Religion: Xu Fancheng was interested in all major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism. He translated several religious texts into Chinese, including the Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads.
- Literature: Xu Fancheng was a prolific writer, and he wrote extensively on Chinese, Indian, and Western literature. His most famous literary work is “Pengwu Poems”, which is a collection of poems on a variety of topics.
- Historiography: Xu Fancheng was also interested in history, and he wrote several works on Chinese, Indian, and Western history. His most famous historical work is “A History of Chinese Philosophy”, which is a comprehensive survey of Chinese philosophy from the earliest times to the present day.
- Art: Xu Fancheng was also an accomplished artist, and he painted in the Chinese style. He offered more than 300 paintings to the Mother which are still preserved in the Ashram.
- Linguistics: Xu Fancheng was also a linguist, and he studied several languages, including Chinese, Sanskrit, English, and German. He was particularly interested in the relationship between Chinese and Indian languages.
- Philology: Xu Fancheng was also a philologist, and he studied the history of Chinese characters. He published several works on Chinese philology, including “The Origins of Chinese Characters”.
This list is just a small sample of Xu Fancheng’s published works. His work is vast and complex, and it continues to be studied and appreciated by scholars around the world.
- The 110th Birth anniversary of Prof. Xu Fancheng, a commemorative academic seminar
- Comparing and Comparing Metaphysics and Paraphrase (Part 1)——A Brief Comment on Mr. Xu Fancheng’s Academic Achievement – “World Religious Culture” Issue 2, 2006
- Comparing and Comparing Metaphysics and Paraphrase (Part 2)——A Brief Comment on Mr. Xu Fancheng’s Academic Achievement – “World Religious Culture” Issue 3, 2006
- Zhang Wenjiang｜Xu Fancheng: A University Scholar across China, India and the West
- Xue Linfeng Why the master is “quiet and lonely” 2006-09-17
- Xu Fancheng’s academic achievements have been compiled into sixteen collections