coverHarvard Professor Michael Puett makes a bold claim that ‘if you take the ideas in this book seriously they will change your life’. His course on ancient Chinese philosophy is the third most popular at Harvard (after economics and computer science) and he now writes for a wider audience on how the ancient Chinese philosophers – Confucius, Mencius, Lazoi et al – offer a way of living that can still be relevant today, and how if we follow their wisdom we can improve our relationships, deal more easily with life’s up and downs and better conduct our lives. It’s thought-provoking, inspiring writing – a new-old way of thinking about how we see the world and how to behave in it.

Camilla Ferrier

The Path – Puett and Gros-Loh – 978-0241004494