The Analects of Confucius / Edition 1

The Analects of Confucius / Edition 1

4.0 2
by Arthur Waley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679722963

ISBN-13: 9780679722960

Pub. Date: 08/28/1989

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been certainly one of the most influential books in world history. There are many translations of this rewarding but difficult work. Arthur Waley — the translator of the Tale of Genji, of a vast body of Chinese

…  See more details below

Overview

The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been certainly one of the most influential books in world history. There are many translations of this rewarding but difficult work. Arthur Waley — the translator of the Tale of Genji, of a vast body of Chinese poetry, and of many other classics of Oriental literature and thought — brings to this translation his great gifts as a scholar and a writer, and has produced what is without question the best version in English of the Analects. A full introduction gives the social and political background of this work, analyses of key terms in Chinese thought that are prominent in it, and a careful study of the history of the book and its interpretations. There are also full notes illuminating the references to contemporary events and clarifying obscure passages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679722960
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
189,436
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Analects of Confucius 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago