The Analects

The Analects

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by Confucius
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199540616

ISBN-13: 9780199540617

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this terse, brilliant translation, Simon Leys restores the human dimension to Confucius. He emerges a full-blooded character with a passion for politics and a devotion to the ideals of a civilization he saw in decline. Leys's Notes draw Confucius into conversation with the great thinkers of the Western tradition. In all, this volume provides new readers the perfect

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In this terse, brilliant translation, Simon Leys restores the human dimension to Confucius. He emerges a full-blooded character with a passion for politics and a devotion to the ideals of a civilization he saw in decline. Leys's Notes draw Confucius into conversation with the great thinkers of the Western tradition. In all, this volume provides new readers the perfect introduction to a classic work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199540617
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
616,895
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORDxi
INTRODUCTIONxiii
THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS3
NOTES103
PINYIN/WADE-GILES CONVERSIONS FOR CHINESE NAMES213
INDEX217

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore. I read this book The Analects for my English research project. I found this book to be very intriguing  because I am personally very interested in learning about new cultures as well as lifestyles. In The Analects it explains the different terms  and quotes very well. The book is fairly easy to read not only because there is no true story line but because it is made up of quotes and  anecdotes either told by Confucius or his disciples. If you are uncertain about a word, term, or even phrase there is a very helpful glossary  that I greatly enjoyed. The only problem that I found upon reading this book was that there was very little biographical information which  was very disappointing especially when your entire project is on Confucius. While I read this book I couldn’t stop highlighting things because lots of the anecdotes and quotes are very enlightening. I definitely recommend you read this book if you have interests in philosophy and different cultures. Some quotes and anecdotes are straight forward and other require a bit more analyizing. The qoutes can be about anything from a child and their parent to a husband and his wife. There is many ways to interpret the anecdotes and it is truly up to you and how you feel. So, I guess you will have to read and interpret them however you like.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago