1.6.2 The Schools of Thought of the Many Masters of the Pre-Ch'in (Hsien Ch'in Chu-tzu)

We use the term Hsien-Ch'in Chu-tzu (TRANS NOTE: roughly translated as "Many Masters of the Pre-Ch'in" where pre-Ch'in means in this case before the destruction of books by Ch'in Shih-huang beginning in 213 B.C.) to refer to the numerous intellectuals of the Spring and Autumn, and Warring States period.