Understanding the Analects of Confucius

A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations
Author: Peimin Ni
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438464517
Category: Religion
Page: 508
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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

The Jesuit Reading of Confucius

The First Complete Translation of the Lunyu (1687) Published in the West
Author: Thierry Meynard
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900428978X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 688
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Thierry Meynard examines how the Jesuits in China came to understand the Confucian tradition, and how they offered the first complete translation of the Lunyu in the West, in the Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (Confucius, the Philosopher of China, 1687).

Lun Yu


Author: Kong Zi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781320594240
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Sayings of Confucius

A New Translation of the Greater Part of the Confucian Analects
Author: Confucius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy, Chinese
Page: 132
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Confucius

Discussions/Conversations, Or the Analects [Lun-Yu]
Author: David R. Schiller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981748313
Category: Philosophy
Page: 754
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CONFUCIUS: Discussions/Conversations, or the Analects (Lun-yu), Volume I: translation, commentary, interpretation, historical and biographical material, chronologies, bibliography, concordance of key Chinese characters. No single philosopher has had a more profound impact on Eastern civilization than Confucius, whose eco-psycho-socio-political program is neither a people's democracy nor an authoritarian theocracy, but rather one of surprise and delight, available to anyone who will cultivate himself or herself, create caring relationships among both family and friends, and carry out the Master's program by taking appropriate courses of action [dao162] and behaving responsibly [ren9b] so as to realize dynamic harmony [he30b] in his or her given circumstances. In its critical importance to us as living, engaged human beings, Discussions/Conversations can only be compared in its depth and power to the influence Plato's Republic has had on the civilization of the West. This translation is not only not filled with the usual Latin-derived jargon and allusions to the 'isms' of Western philosophy, but is instead an entirely non-metaphysical and coherent read in modern English prose. An educated reader is fully supported throughout the vast historical background and technical terms of early Confucian and later Song-Ming thought by means of extensive references to the ancient Chinese commentators, original interpretations from the translator, a summary of ancient Chinese history, a brief biography of Confucius, a short bibliography, and a concordance of transliterations of those key Chinese characters which occur in the original text. The translation is thus ideal for classroom and book club use, as the commentary following each analect supplies all the discussion material which any teacher or student could ever need.Volume I contains Books 1-11; Volume II contains Books 12-20.

Lun Yu

reflexiones y enseñanzas
Author: Confucio
Publisher: Editorial Kairós
ISBN: 9788472453661
Category: Philosophy
Page: 193
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Traducido directamente del chino, he aquí el libro más importante del maestro Confucio. Se trata de uno de los textos que más ha influído sobre el pensamiento y la cultura de media humanidad. Un clásico de la espiritualidad y la moral chinas. Indispensable tanto para aquellos que quieran profundizar en la espiritualidad de Extremo Oriente como para los que deseen una mejor comprensión de la cultura china.

The Analects


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698153510
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive to happiness? How should the state be ruled? What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment? In this classic translation of The Analects by Arthur Waley, the questions Confucius addressed two and a half millennia ago remain as relevant as ever. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

The Analects of Confucius


Author: Confucius,Chichung Huang
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195061574
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 216
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In the long river of human history, if one person can represent the civilization of a whole nation, it is perhaps Master Kong, better known as Confucius in the West. If there is one single book that can be upheld as the common code of a whole people, it is perhaps Lun Yu, or The Analects. Surely, few individuals in history have shaped their country's civilization more profoundly than Master Kong. The great Han historiographer, Si-ma Qian, writing 2,100 years ago said, "He may be called the wisest indeed!" And, as recently as 1988, at a final session of the first international conference of Nobel prize-winners in Paris, the seventy-five participants, fifty-two of whom where scientists, concluded: "If mankind is to survive, it must go back twenty- five centuries in time to tap the wisdom of Confucius." This a man whose influence in world history is truly incomparable. His sayings (and those of his disciples) form the basis of a distinct social, ethical, and intellectual system. They have retained their freshness and vigor for two and a half millennia, and are still admired in today's China. Compiled by pupils of Confucius's disciples half a century after the Master's death, The Analects of Confucius laid the foundation of his philosophy of humanity--a philosophy aimed at "cultivating the individual's moral conduct, achieving family harmony, bringing good order to the state and peace to the empire. Containing 501 very succinct chapters (the longest do not exceed fifteen lines and the shortest are less than one) and organized into twenty books, the collection comprises mostly dialogues between the Master and his disciples and contemporaries. The ethical tenets Confucius put forth not only became the norm of conduct for the officialdom and intelligentsia, but also profoundly impacted the behavior of the common people. The great sage's unique integration of humanity and righteousness (love and reason) struck a powerful chord in all who attempted to understand his moral philosophy. As translator Chichung Huang contends, "What ethical principle laid down by man could be more sensible that none which blends the best our heart can offer with the best our mind can offer as the guiding light for our conduct throughout our lives?" Ever timely, Confucius's teachings on humanity (family harmony in particular) and righteousness may well serve as a ready-made cure for today's ills in an era which human beings are blinded by force and lust, not unlike Confucius's own day. Far more literal than any English version still in circulation, this brilliant new rendition of The Analects helps the reader not only to acquire and accurate and lucid understanding of the original text, but also to appreciate the imagery, imagery, parallelism, and concision of its classical style. The translator Chichung Huang, a Chinese scholar born in a family of Confucian teachers and schooled in one of the last village Confucian schools in South China, brings to this treasure of world literature a sure voice that captures the power and subtleties of the original. Vivid, simple, and eminently readable, this illuminating work makes the golden teachings of the sage of the East readily available to anyone in search of them.

Gespräche

(Lunyu)
Author: Konfuzius
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843030480
Category: Philosophy
Page: 164
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Konfuzius: Gespräche. (Lunyu) Die Zusammenstellung von Lehrgesprächen stammt überwiegend von Zheng Xuan, der von 127–200 in der Han-Dynastie lebte. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Kungfutse: Lun Yu. Gespräche. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, 25.–27. Tsd., Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Konfutius, unbekannter Künstler um 1770. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Liberal Cosmopolitan

Lin Yutang and Middling Chinese Modernity
Author: Qian Suoqiao
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192131
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
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This book is a cross-cultural critique on the problem of the liberal cosmopolitan in modern Chinese intellectuality in light of Lin Yutang’s literary and cultural practices across China and America. It points to the desirability of a middling Chinese modernity.

The Sage Returns

Confucian Revival in Contemporary China
Author: Kenneth J. Hammond,Jeffrey L. Richey
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438454910
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival. Until its rejection by reformers and revolutionaries in the twentieth century, Confucianism had been central to Chinese culture, identity, and thought for centuries. Confucianism was rejected by both Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist Party, which characterized it as an ideology of reaction and repression. Yet the sage has returned: today, Chinese people from all walks of life and every level of authority are embracing Confucianism. As China turned away from the excesses of the Cultural Revolution and experienced the adoption and challenges of market practices, alternatives were sought to the prevailing socialist morality. Beginning in the 1980s and continuing through the years, ideas, images, behaviors, and attitudes associated with Confucianism have come back into public and private life. In this volume, scholars from a wide range of disciplines explore the contemporary Confucian revival in China, looking at Confucianism and the state, intellectual life, and popular culture. Contributors note how the revival of Confucianism plays out in a variety of ways, from China’s relationship with the rest of the world, to views of capitalism and science, to blockbuster movies and teenage fashion.