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Three Confucian Classics: The Gu Hongming Translations of 'Higher Education: A New Translation', 'The Conduct of Life, or the Universal Order of Confucius', and 'The Discourses and Sayings of Confucius (The Analects)'
     

Three Confucian Classics: The Gu Hongming Translations of 'Higher Education: A New Translation', 'The Conduct of Life, or the Universal Order of Confucius', and 'The Discourses and Sayings of Confucius (The Analects)'

by Gu Hongming, Zeng Ziyu (Translator), Kong Ji Zisi (Translator)
 

The moral and social philosophy of Confucius is an intrinsic element of the Chinese national character. This volume contains three renowned works translated by Gu Hongming:The Method of Higher Education: A New Translation,The Universal Order or Conduct of Life, andThe Discourses and Sayings of Confucius (The Analects). Hongming, a

Overview

The moral and social philosophy of Confucius is an intrinsic element of the Chinese national character. This volume contains three renowned works translated by Gu Hongming:The Method of Higher Education: A New Translation,The Universal Order or Conduct of Life, andThe Discourses and Sayings of Confucius (The Analects). Hongming, a renowned scholar of Confucius, sought to help the West better understand China through these works. His original texts of Confucius’s thoughts are collected here, and through them, the reader will come to a better understanding of both ancient and modern China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627740104
Publisher:
CN Times Books
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Malaysia in 1857 to a Chinese father and Portuguese mother, Gu Hongming studied in Scotland. He received an M.A. in Literature from the University of Edinburgh, a diploma in Civil Engineering at the University of Leipzig, and studied law in Paris. Returning to Malaysia in 1880, he joined the colonial Singapore civil service and eventually went to China where he held many ranking positions in the Imperial government. Throughout his career, he wrote many essays and books about Confucius, primarily in English. By the end of his life in 1928 he was renowned as an interpreter of China and the Chinese people to the West.

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