Confucius

The Great Digest, the Unwobbling Pivot, and the Analects
Author: Ezra Pound
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201544
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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The study of Chinese culture was a dominant concern in Ezra Pound's life and work. His great Canto XIII is about Kung (Confucius), Cantos LII-LXI deal with Chinese history, and in the later Cantos key motifs are often given in Chinese quotations with the characters set into the English text. His introduction to Oriental literature was chiefly through Ernest Fenollosa whose translations and notes were given him by the scholars widow in London about 1913. From these notebooks came, in time, the superb poems entitled Cathay and Pound's edition of Fenollosa's Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry. But it was Confucius' ethical and political teachings--that most influenced Pound. And now, for the first time, his versions, with commentary, of three basic texts that he translated have been assembled in one volume: The Great Digest (Ta Hsio), first published in 1928; The Unwobbling Pivot (Chung Yung), 1947; and The Analects (Lun-yü), 1950. For the first two, the Chinese characters from the ancient "Stone Classics" are printed en face in our edition, with a note by Achilles Fang. Pound never wanted to be a literal translator. What he could do, as no other could, is to identify the essence, pick out "what matters now," and phrase it so pungently, so beautifully, that it will stick in the head and start new thinking.

Confucius

His Life and Thought
Author: Shigeki Kaizuka,Geoffrey Bownas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486421391
Category: Religion
Page: 191
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Concise, carefully researched, and well written, this volume presents an excellent introduction to the life and thought of one of history's most significant thinkers-a book sure to appeal to anyone interested in the philosophical, political, and religious movements of the ancient Far East.

Confucius and Confucianism

The Essentials
Author: Lee Dian Rainey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444323601
Category: Religion
Page: 280
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This comprehensive introduction explores the life and teachings ofConfucius, and development of Confucian thought, from ancient timesto the present today. Demonstrates the wisdom and enduring relevance ofConfucius’s teachings – drawing parallels between our21st century society and that of China 2,500 years ago,where government corruption, along with social, economic, andtechnical changes, led thinkers to examine human nature andsociety Draws on the latest research and incorporates interpretationsof Confucius and his works by Chinese and Western scholarsthroughout the centuries Explores how Confucius's followers expanded and reinterpretedhis ideas after his death, and how this process has continuedthroughout Chinese history Seamlessly links Confucius with our modern age, revealing howhis teachings have become the basis of East Asian culture andinfluenced the West

Confucius: A Guide for the Perplexed


Author: Yong Huang
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196536
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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A clear and thorough account of Confucius and his ideas, underscoring his relevance to both Chinese people and to people in the West.

The Analects of Confucius


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518312640
Category: Philosophy
Page: 153
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Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Confucius was an ancient Chinese philosopher who was very influential in molding Chinese values.Confucius' Analects is a collection of sayings and ideas that is still one of the most famous philosophical works in history.

Confucius

The Secular as Sacred
Author: Herbert Fingarette
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608668
Category: Philosophy
Page: 84
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An ideal way to discover the teachings of Confucius! Fingarettes primary aim is to help readers discover what is distinctive in Confucius and to learn what he can teach us. Fingarettewho thinks the best way to discover Confuciuss teaching is by taking him at his worduses original text as his principal resource in an effort to try to see what it says, what it implies and what it does not say or need not imply.

Confucius

moral-philosophische skizze ...
Author: Gregor M. Schwander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 26
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Confucius

The Man and the Way of Gongfu
Author: Peimin Ni
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442257431
Category: Philosophy
Page: 190
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Through a systematic introduction of Confucius as a historical figure, a spiritual leader, a philosopher, a political reformer, an educator, and a person, this book offers a comprehensive, lucid, and in-depth articulation of Confucius and his teachings for Western students.

Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice


Author: Erin Cline
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 082324508X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 354
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This work examines the role of a sense of justice in the ethical and political thought of Confucius and John Rawls, and argues that a comparative study can help us to better understand each of their views and apply their insights.

Confucius and Confucianism


Author: Richard Wilhelm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136577491
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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First published in 1931. This re-issues the edition of 1972. This translation and Wilhelm's invaluable commentaries provide a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the man and his teachings. This volume translates The Life of Confucius from an ancient Chinese text, the Shih Chi, or The Historical Records by Sse-Ma Ch'ien, dating from the turn of the second century B.C.

Confucius

Chinese Philosopher and Teacher
Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756538327
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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A biography of the Ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, whose teachings greatly influenced Chinese culture.

Confucius, the Analects

The Path of the Sage : Selections Annotated & Explained
Author: Confucius,Rodney Leon Taylor,James Legge
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594733066
Category: Religion
Page: 143
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The foremost American researcher of Confucius as a religious and spiritual figure explains the Analects' universal wisdom for our own time, guiding us on the "path of the sage" or "Way of Heaven" a journey of reason, peace and understanding."

The Ethics of Confucius


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596054174
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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"Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men." - Confucius. The Ethics of Confucius presents everyone with the opportunity to understand the true nature of the Confucian concept of good conduct to encourage independent, clear thinking about the purposes of life and what may be done with it. This volume of ethical teachings, which are almost purely secular, covers self-development - the conduct of "The Superior Man" - but also the family, the state, the cultivation of the fine arts, and universal relations. These insightful, timeless teachings by Confucius and his disciples are arranged by, and commented upon, by Miles Menander Dawson. MILES MENANDER DAWSON (1863-1942) was deeply interested in poetry and philosophy, particularly ethics, and wrote books about the teachings of Zoroaster, Socrates, as well as Confucius. Born in Wisconsin, Dawson spent his life as a highly respected actuary in New York. He wrote numerous books on life insurance and actuarial science and was a member of the Confucian Society of China.

The Works of Confucius

Containing the Original Text, with a Translation. Vol. 1. To which is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Chinese Languauge and Character
Author: Confucius,Joshua Marshman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chinese language
Page: 729
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Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries


Author: Confucius,Edward Slingerland
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843454
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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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

A Philosophical Translation
Author: Roger T. Ames,Henry Rosemont Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775712
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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"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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Analects of Confucius (Lun Yu)


Author: Confucius,
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195112764
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 224
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This is a new translation of the Analects (Lun Yu) of Confucius, the 5th-century BC Chinese sage whose influence on Chinese and other East Asian cultures is still felt today. Huang's translation is more literal than any available version, and is accompanied by notes that explain unfamiliar terms and concepts and provide historical and cultural context.