The Heart of Confucius: Interpretations of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom

The Heart of Confucius: Interpretations of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom

by Archie J. Bahm
     
 

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THE HEART OF CONFUCIUS tells what all Western readers should know about Confucius and why his teachings are important. They are the teachings that have influenced Chinese life for two and a half millenniums and expressed universal human ideals that have helped to shape civilization. See more details below

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THE HEART OF CONFUCIUS tells what all Western readers should know about Confucius and why his teachings are important. They are the teachings that have influenced Chinese life for two and a half millenniums and expressed universal human ideals that have helped to shape civilization.

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“This attractive little book tells what all Western readers should know about Confucius and why his teachings are important. They are teachings that have influenced Chinese life for two and a half millenniums and expressed uni­versal human ideals that have helped to shape civilization. Archie Bahm… author of ‘The World’s Living Reli­gions’ as well as other books, has ex­tracted the major important books attributed, directly or indirectly, to Confucius: ‘Chung Yung’ (rendered as ‘Genuine Living’) and ‘Ta Hsueh’ (‘Great Wisdom’). Mr. Bahm presents these teachings in a lively, accessible prose, which is embellished with 16th-century woodblock prints from a life of Confucius.”—New York Times

“What Professor Archie J. Bahm offers in this invaluable book is not a literal translation but a lively, systematic interpretation of the two most basic Confucian classics. Writing for the thinking, inquiring layman rather than the scholar and Orientalist, he at last makes Confucianism meaningful to the West.”—from the Foreword by Thomé H. Fang, Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Taiwan

“This work is ... directed to the general reader rather than the scholar. Bahm preserve[s] much of the Confucian message in a type of language that should be appealing to a beginning student of Chinese philosophy. The exposition is enhanced by a number of Ming dynasty wood-block prints which depict the chronology of various stages in Confucius’ spiritual cultivation.”—Philosophy East and West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875730219
Publisher:
Jain Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.50(d)

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