The Analects / Edition 1

The Analects / Edition 1

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by Confucius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192830910

ISBN-13: 9780192830913

Pub. Date: 12/09/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this slim volume. The spiritual cornerstone of the most populous and oldest living civilization on Earth, the Analects has inspired the Chinese and all the peoples of East Asia with its affirmation of a humanist ethics. As the…  See more details below

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No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this slim volume. The spiritual cornerstone of the most populous and oldest living civilization on Earth, the Analects has inspired the Chinese and all the peoples of East Asia with its affirmation of a humanist ethics. As the Gospels are to Jesus, the Analects is the only place where we can encounter the real, living Confucius. In this gem-like translation by Simon Leys, Confucius speaks with clarity and brilliance. He emerges as a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, a man of bold action whose true vocation is politics. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) lived in an age of acute cultural and political crisis. Many of his observations mark a world sinking into violence and barbarity. Unable to obtain the leading political role he sought, he endeavored to reform society and salvage civilization through ethical debate, defining for ages to come the public mission of the intellectual.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192830913
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/09/1993
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Map
Introduction
ITo Learn, and Then1
IIIn Government, the Secret9
IIIEight Rows of Dancers19
IVOf Villages, Humanity31
VKung-yeh Ch'ang41
VIJan Yung Is One Who53
VIITransmitting Insight, But65
VIIISurely T'ai Po79
IXThe Master Rarely89
XHis Native Village101
XIStudies Begin111
XIIYen Hui125
XIIIAdept Lu137
XIVYuan Szu Asked About151
XVDuke Ling of Wei169
XVIThe House of Chi183
XVIIYang Huo193
XVIIIThe Lord of Wei205
XIXAdept Chang215
XXEmperor Yao Said227
Notes233
Historical Table246
Key Terms: An Outline of Confucian Thought247
Further Reading251

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