The Analects

The Analects
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1979-09-27
ISBN 10: 0141906243
ISBN 13: 9780141906249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects Book Review:

'The Master said, "If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil"' The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by D. C. Lau

Analects With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Analects  With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Confucius,Edward Slingerland
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 1603843450
ISBN 13: 9781603843454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analects With Selections from Traditional Commentaries Book Review:

This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entrée into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed light on difficult passages, provide historical and cultural context, and invite the reader to ponder a range of interpretations. The ideal student edition, this volume also includes a general introduction, notes, multiple appendices--including a glossary of technical terms, references to modern Western scholarship that point the way for further study, and an annotated bibliography.

The Analects of Confucius

The Analects of Confucius
Author: Roger T. Ames,Henry Rosemont Jr.
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-11-24
ISBN 10: 0307775712
ISBN 13: 9780307775719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects of Confucius Book Review:

"To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?" --Confucius Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a translation of the recorded thoughts and deeds that best remember Confucius--informed for the first time by the manuscript version found at Dingzhou in 1973, a partial text dating to 55 BCE and only made available to the scholarly world in 1997. The earliest Analects yet discovered, this work provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture--and clearly illuminates the spirit and values of Confucius. Confucius (551-479 BCE) was born in the ancient state of Lu into an era of unrelenting, escalating violence as seven of the strongest states in the proto-Chinese world warred for supremacy. The landscape was not only fierce politically but also intellectually. Although Confucius enjoyed great popularity as a teacher, and many of his students found their way into political office, he personally had little influence in Lu. And so he began to travel from state to state as an itinerant philosopher to persuade political leaders that his teachings were a formula for social and political success. Eventually, his philosophies came to dictate the standard of behavior for all of society--including the emperor himself. Based on the latest research and complete with both Chinese and English texts, this revealing translation serves both as an excellent introduction to Confucian thought and as an authoritative addition to sophisticated debate.

The Analects The Revised James Legge Translation

The Analects  The Revised James Legge Translation
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 8074848604
ISBN 13: 9788074848605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects The Revised James Legge Translation Book Review:

This carefully crafted ebook: “Classic The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This book is the revised James Legge translation which has been extensively reworked and restored compared to the freely available Legge translations. The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers. It is believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475 BC–221 BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). By the early Han dynasty the Analects was considered merely a "commentary" on the Five Classics, but the status of the Analects grew to be one of the central texts of Confucianism by the end of that dynasty. During the late Song dynasty (960-1279) the importance of the Analects as a philosophy work was raised above that of the older Five Classics, and it was recognized as one of the "Four Books". The Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today. Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

The Analects

The Analects
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1400890403
ISBN 13: 9781400890408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects Book Review:

For the first time in one volume, The Analects illustrated by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of The Analects, one of the most influential books of all time and a work that continues to inspire countless readers today. Tsai's expressive drawings bring Confucius and his students to life as no other edition of the Analects does. See Confucius engage his students over the question of how to become a leader worth following in a society of high culture, upward mobility, and vicious warfare. Which virtues should be cultivated, what makes for a harmonious society, and what are the important things in life? Unconcerned with religious belief but a staunch advocate of tradition, Confucius emphasizes the power of society to create sensitive, respectful, and moral individuals. In many ways, Confucius speaks directly to modern concerns--about how we can value those around us, educate the next generation, and create a world in which people are motivated to do the right thing. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Michael Puett, coauthor of The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us about the Good Life. In addition, Confucius's original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the books for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

Zhu Xi s Reading of the Analects

Zhu Xi s Reading of the Analects
Author: Daniel K. Gardner,Professor of History Daniel Gardner,Confucius
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780231128643
ISBN 13: 0231128649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhu Xi s Reading of the Analects Book Review:

This text explains the significance of Zhu Xi's interpretation of the Confucian tradition and of the genre of commentary in Eastern philosophy.

The Analects of Confucius

The Analects of Confucius
Author: James Legge,Confucius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2018-05-14
ISBN 10: 9781387810789
ISBN 13: 1387810782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects of Confucius Book Review:

The complete twenty books of philosophic discussion by Chinese philosopher Confucius are presented here anew in hardcover. Originally, these sayings and conversations were penned during the Warring States period of Chinese antiquity. The subjects range from wise behavior in times of crisis to instruction upon how to live a peaceful life characterized by serenity, humility and good work. The importance of family life and community cooperation are alluded to, offering insight into the mores and customs of ancient China. The politics of the time, rife with infighting between noble families and dukedoms, attract consideration of Confucius and his companions. To better illustrate his points, examples and analogies are readily offered by Confucius, who engages with other philosophers through the course of the twenty named books comprising the core text. This edition's translator is James Legge, a Scottish Sinologist who spent his lifetime in China translating the philosophical and artistic classics.

The Analects of Confucius

The Analects of Confucius
Author: Confucius,Arthur Waley
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0415361729
ISBN 13: 9780415361729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects of Confucius Book Review:

First published in 1938. Previous translations of the Analects of Confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century A.D rather than of the 5th century B.C., when Confucius lived. This book detaches the Analects from the Scholastic interpretation and lets these famous sayings speak for themselves.

The Analects

The Analects
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 0520974719
ISBN 13: 9780520974715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects Book Review:

For anyone interested in China—its past, its present, and its future—the Analects (Lunyu) is a must-read. This new translation by renowned East Asian scholar Moss Roberts will offer a fresh interpretation of this classic work, sharpening and clarifying its positions on ethics, politics, and social organization. While no new edition of the Analects will wholly transform our understanding of Confucius’s teachings, Roberts’s translation attends to the many nuances in the text that are often overlooked, allowing readers a richer understanding of Confucius’ historic and heroic attempt to restore order and morality to government. This edition of the Analects features a critical introduction by the translator as well as notes on key terms and historical figures, a topical index, and suggestions for further reading in recent English and Chinese scholarship to extend the rich contextual background for his translation. This ambitious new edition of the Analects will enhance the understanding of specialists and newcomers to Confucius alike.

The Analects

The Analects
Author: Confucius,William Edward Soothill,Hosie Soothill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1951
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:65304064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Analects A Guide

The Analects  A Guide
Author: Erin M. Cline
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 0190863145
ISBN 13: 9780190863142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects A Guide Book Review:

The Analects (Lunyu) is the earliest and most influential record of the teachings of Kongzi (551-479 B.C.E.), known to most Westerners as "Confucius." If we measure influence according to the number of people who have lived their lives according to the teachings of a particular text, there is a good argument to be made that the Analects has been the most influential text in the world. This book argues that we have good reasons to study the Analects as a sacred text, and that doing so sheds light not only on the text and the Confucian tradition, but on what the sacred is, more broadly. It begins by examining what it means for a text to be regarded as sacred in relation to the unique history of this remarkably influential book, and goes on to offer a close study of the Analects, including its structure, its composition and compilation, and the purpose it has served in the Confucian tradition as the earliest and most authoritative record of Kongzi's teachings and conduct. The book further considers the history of the Analects as the most authoritative collection of Confucian teachings which virtually all major Confucians--as well as Chinese thinkers throughout history from the Mohist, Daoist, and Buddhist traditions--responded. This book explores the text, situating its teachings in relation to the religious practices of its time (including Zhou rituals and customs known as li and the veneration of ancestor and nature spirits), and discusses the Analects use and reception both in the periods following its composition and compilation and throughout China's imperial history up through the modern era, including the recent revival of activity in Confucian temples.

Dao Companion to the Analects

Dao Companion to the Analects
Author: Amy Olberding
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN 10: 9400771134
ISBN 13: 9789400771130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao Companion to the Analects Book Review:

This volume surveys the major philosophical concepts, arguments, and commitments of the Confucian classic, the Analects. In thematically organized chapters, leading scholars provide a detailed, scholarly introduction to the text and the signal ideas ascribed to its protagonist, Confucius. The volume opens with chapters that reflect the latest scholarship on the disputed origins of the text and an overview of the broad commentarial tradition it generated. These are followed by chapters that individually explore key areas of the text’s philosophical landscape, articulating both the sense of concepts such as ren, li, and xiao as well as their place in the wider space of the text. A final section addresses prominent interpretive challenges and scholarly disputes in reading the Analects, evaluating, for example, the alignment between the Analects and contemporary moral theory and the contested nature of its religious sensibility. Dao Companion to the Analects offers a comprehensive and complete survey of the text's philosophical idiom and themes, as well as its history and some of the liveliest current debates surrounding it. This book is an ideal resource for both researchers and advanced students interested in gaining greater insight into one of the earliest and most influential Confucian classics.

Understanding the Analects of Confucius

Understanding the Analects of Confucius
Author: Peimin Ni
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1438464517
ISBN 13: 9781438464510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Analects of Confucius Book Review:

A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences. The Analects of Confucius is arguably the single most influential work of China’s cultural heritage. In this new English translation, Peimin Ni accomplishes the rare feat of simultaneously providing a faithful translation of the text, offering his own reading based on gongfu (practice) perspective, and presenting major alternative readings to help the reader understand how diverse interpretations and controversies arise. In addition to the inclusion of the original Chinese text, Ni adds a comprehensive introduction, a discussion of key terms, annotations, and extensive cross-references. In doing so, Ni makes the text accessible and engaging for today’s audience. “Understanding the Analects of Confucius is an outstanding work of sinological scholarship.” — Henry Rosemont Jr., author of A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects “Peimin Ni’s translation of the Analects has many virtues that make it stand out as an exemplary version of this most important Chinese text. Ni has chosen to present the text as a living document, embedded in two thousand years of commentarial conversation over its meaning, with today’s readers very much part of that ongoing conversation.” — Stephen C. Angle, author of Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy

Confucius Beyond the Analects

Confucius Beyond the Analects
Author: Michael Hunter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 9004339027
ISBN 13: 9789004339026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confucius Beyond the Analects Book Review:

In Confucius Beyond the Analects, Michael Hunter challenges the standard view of the Analects as the earliest and most authoritative source of the teachings

Books That Matter

Books That Matter
Author: Robert André LaFleur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 9781629973586
ISBN 13: 1629973580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Moral Exemplars in the Analects

Moral Exemplars in the Analects
Author: Amy Olberding
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1136641726
ISBN 13: 9781136641725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Exemplars in the Analects Book Review:

In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus prior to any conceptual criteria for virtue. Put simply, Olberding proposes an "origins myth" in which Confucius, already and prior to his philosophizing knows whom he judges to be virtuous. The work we see him and the Analects' authors pursuing is their effort to explain in an organized, generalized, and abstract way why pre-theoretically identified exemplars are virtuous. Moral reasoning here begins with people and with inchoate experiences of admiration for them. The conceptual work of the text reflects the attempt to analyze such people and parse such experiences in order to distill abstract qualities that account for virtue and can guide emulation.

Wealth and Power

Wealth and Power
Author: Orville Schell,John Delury
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0812976258
ISBN 13: 9780812976250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wealth and Power Book Review:

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation—culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? Wealth and Power answers this question by examining the lives of eleven influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China. This fascinating survey begins in the lead-up to the first Opium War with Wei Yuan, the nineteenth-century scholar and reformer who was one of the first to urge China to borrow ideas from the West. It concludes in our time with human-rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an outspoken opponent of single-party rule. Along the way, we meet such titans of Chinese history as the Empress Dowager Cixi, public intellectuals Feng Guifen, Liang Qichao, and Chen Duxiu, Nationalist stalwarts Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, and Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhu Rongji. The common goal that unites all of these disparate figures is their determined pursuit of fuqiang, “wealth and power.” This abiding quest for a restoration of national greatness in the face of a “century of humiliation” at the hands of the Great Powers came to define the modern Chinese character. It’s what drove both Mao and Deng to embark on root-and-branch transformations of Chinese society, first by means of Marxism-Leninism, then by authoritarian capitalism. And this determined quest remains the key to understanding many of China’s actions today. By unwrapping the intellectual antecedents of today’s resurgent China, Orville Schell and John Delury supply much-needed insight into the country’s tortured progression from nineteenth-century decline to twenty-first-century boom. By looking backward into the past to understand forces at work for hundreds of years, they help us understand China today and the future that this singular country is helping shape for all of us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH “Superb . . . beautifully written and neatly structured.”—Financial Times “[An] engaging narrative of the intellectual and cultural origins of China’s modern rise.”—The New York Times Book Review “Informative and insightful . . . a must-read for anyone with an interest in the world’s fastest-rising superpower.”—Slate “It does a better job than most other books of answering a basic question the rest of the world naturally asks about China’s recent rise: What does China want?”—The Atlantic “The portraits are beautifully written and bring to life not only their subjects but also the mood and intellectual debates of the times in which they lived.”—Foreign Affairs “Excellent and erudite . . . [The authors] combine scholarly learning with a reportorial appreciation of colorful, revealing details.”—The National Interest

The Essential Analects

The Essential Analects
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-03-15
ISBN 10: 1603842233
ISBN 13: 9781603842235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Analects Book Review:

The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms and short biographies of the disciples of Confucius and the traditional commentators cited.

The Works of Confucius

The Works of Confucius
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 725
Release: 1809
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951001989084P
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Confucius Book Review:

Author: Confucius,Qiu Kong,Elizabeth Jocelin,E. Bruce Brooks,A. Taeko Brooks
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780231104302
ISBN 13: 0231104308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

"Bruce and Taeko Brooks have returned this wide-ranging text to its full historical and intellectual setting, organizing the sayings in their original chronological sequence, and permitting the Analects to be read for maximum understanding, not as a closed system of thought but as a richly revealing record of the interaction of life and thought as it evolved over almost the entire Warring States period.".