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.
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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Confucius and the Chinese Classics
* Concise introductions to the texts
* Features James Legge's seminal translations
* All Four Books and Five Classics of Confucianism
* Includes multiple translations of the ANALECTS, including a special dual text
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes the legendary I CHING divination text
* Features three biographies - discover Confucius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into literary genres
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The Four Books
DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN
The Five Classics
CLASSIC OF POETRY
BOOK OF DOCUMENTS
BOOK OF RITES
SPRING AND AUTUMN ANNALS
THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF CONFUCIUS by James Legge
THE LIFE, LABOURS AND DOCTRINES OF CONFUCIUS by Edward Harper Parker
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: CONFUCIUS
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The present edition of the wisdom of Confucius is certainly the best edition ever prepared in the West. The results of many years of study in China by the great Sinologist James Legge, it contains the entire Chinese text of the Analects (or sayings) of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted as the definitive, standard English version. The book also includes The Great Learning and The Doctrine of the Mean.
In addition to the texts and translation, a wealth of helpful material is offered to the reader: countless notes embodying textual studies, commentators' opinions, interpretation of individual characters, disputed meanings, and similar material. More than 125 pages of introduction cover the Chinese classics, the history of the texts in this volume, and the life and influence of Confucius. Most useful, too, is a complete dictionary of all the Chinese characters in the book, with meanings, grammatical comments, place locations, and similar data. Subject and name indexes enable you to find material easily.
The Analects present the detailed code of morality, behavior, and belief espoused by Confucius. Stressing virtue, integrity, and respect within families and communities, Confucius explains how certain principles of living can apply to all aspects of society from education to political systems.
One of the most influential books in world history and a foundational text in the study of ethics, sociology, and philosophy, The Analects elucidates a path for an honorable and rewarding life.
More than two millennia after it was written, this collection of wisdom from ancient China’s best-known thinker is still admired and studied today.
Like so many ancient historical figures, very little is known of Confucius's youth other than that he was apparently born into a noble family in the China of the Chou dynasty.
Originally called Shu (Book), The Classic of History got the name in the Han Dynasty, meaning a book of previous generations. It is China's earliest compilation of documentary records related to events in ancient history of China. Since the Han Dynasty, The Classic of History has been regarded as a classic on feudal Chinese politics and philosophy. It served as both a textbook for the emperors and an authoritative and classic code that children from noble families and scholar-bureaucrats must follow. The Classic of History had a great impact in Chinese history.
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.