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.

Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122921
Category: Philosophy
Page: 528
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Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, English translation on same page.

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.

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 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


Author: The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135650918
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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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.

Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confucius

Humane Learning as a Religious Quest
Author: Thomas W. Selover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198035489
Category: Religion
Page: 198
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Hsieh Liang-tso (c.1050-c.1120, known as master Shang-ts'ai) was one of the leading direct disciples of Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I, the two brothers who were the early leaders of the Confucian revival known as Neo-Confucianism in Northern Sung China. Hsieh was thus among the first to recognize and follow the insights of the Ch'eng brothers as definitive of the authentic Confucian tradition, a recognition that became the conviction of the majority of later Confucian scholars and practitioners. The present book is a focused analysis of the core value of Confucian thought, namely jen (humanity or co-humanity), through an investigation of Hsieh Liang-tso's analysis of the Analects of Confucius. Selover argues that Hsieh's handling of key issues in interpreting and applying the Confucian Analects, his experiential reasoning and his deference to scriptural classics and earlier tradition, bear important similarities to the practice of theology in Western religious traditions. The volume also contains a translation of Hsieh's commentary on the Analects, as well as a foreword by the renowned scholar of Confucianism, Tu Wei-ming.

The Analects


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1911495860
Category: Philosophy
Page: 102
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Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren, and that the most basic step to cultivating ren was devotion to one's parents and older siblings. He taught that one's individual desires do not need to be suppressed, but that people should be educated to reconcile their desires via rituals and forms of propriety, through which people could demonstrate their respect for others and their responsible roles in society.

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 Analects of Confucius In Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: Confucius
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621071103
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Confucius is one of the wises' person who ever lived; his words have been quoted more than almost anyone else. But if you come away from reading the great wisdom of Confucius, and don't really see the wisdom, you aren't alone. BookCaps retelling of Confucius Analects, is perfect for the modern reader who is looking for a translation a little fresher and easier to understand. If you have struggled in the past reading the ancient classic, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation with a fresh spin. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects


Author: H. Rosemont
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137303395
Category: Philosophy
Page: 75
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This companion is not intended as another interpretation of the ancient text, but rather as an aid for contemporary students to develop their own interpretive reading of it, in the hope of thereby aiding them in the search for meaning, purpose, and service in their own lives - as seventy-three generations of Chinese have done.

Confucius and the Analects

New Essays
Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195350821
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly under dispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology on these topics in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" to Confucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.

Chinese Literature Comprising the Analects of Confucius, the Sayings of Mencius, the Shi-king, the Travels of F-hien, and the Sorrows of Han


Author: Confucius,Mencius,Faxian
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537505862
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Page: 158
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This spectacular collection contains the key writings of Confucius, Mencius and Faxian, superbly translated by three leading scholars of China in the West. This anthology of Chinese literature was first published at the turn of the 20th century, and is intended as an superb introduction to the facets of wisdom and thought which emerged from the country in ancient times. The writings within retain their timeless nature, and together form an excellent representation of the intellectual development which attained prominence in Ancient China - the Confucian philosophy expressed continues to influence Chinese and Asian cultures in the modern day. The Analects of Confucius is a pivotal work of Confucianism which contains many of the philosophic ideas and jewels of wisdom for which its author is renowned. The Sayings of Mencius comprises of several dialogues held between the Confucian philosopher and various students, nobles and contemporaries of the era. The Travels of Fa-Hien (Faxian) is an early travelogue which chronicles the author's journeys far beyond the farthest extent of Chinese civilisation. Faxian was a Buddhist monk intrigued by the origins of his religion - through his travels he encountered Indian, Nepalese and other peoples, and the stunning temple of the Indian king Ashoka. To this day, Faxian's writings remain an important source for scholars of Asian antiquity. The Sorrows of Han is one of the earliest tragic plays produced for the stage in Ancient China. Although but a small part of the Chinese dramatic library, the play is representative of the performances which would be staged often on temporary stages erected in the bustling marketplaces as a form of public entertainment. While the Chinese placed less importance on drama than the Greeks, it was popular and reflective of the national character."

The Analects of Confucius

Ancient Wisdom: Contemporary Peace and Harmony
Author: John WorldPeace
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722608620
Category:
Page: 140
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The Analects of Confucius. Confucius lived about 2500 years ago in China. His Analects or sayings, have been repeatedly translated over the last 25 centuries because they embody ideas that transcend time and apply to human behavior in all societies. The sayings of Confucius cannot be considered a religion in the strictest sense but are more of a philosophy for peaceful and harmonious living within society. The emphasis is on social interactions as opposed to the worship of God. Overall, Confucius tries to define how a good person should behave in society. Personally, I do not like to use the term "good person" because it indicates that some people are bad or evil. I personally believe that making distinctions of good and bad tend to empower righteousness and righteousness promotes judgment; the cause of conflict and war. If we are to foster peace within ourselves and peace among ourselves, we must see ourselves as one with each other and refuse to judge each other. Peace and harmony are neutral words that are essentially free of judgment. So if I were to say, "a good person does not steal," it indicates the righteousness of that person. But if I say, "a person who flows in peace and harmony does not steal," it indicates a non-judgmental state of peace and harmony within that person. Therefore, in this book in place of the word good, I have for the most part used the words peace and harmony; peace in truth being a function of harmony. In other words, if a person is in harmony with other people, she will tend to be at peace with herself and at peace with others. The goal of any translation is to not only, as concisely as possible, convey thoughts from one language to another but to also make the translation as readable and understandable as possible. Scholars tend to use words that are precise even though they are sometimes archaic. I am not a scholar and I did not actually translate the saying of Confucius from the original Chinese pictographs. What I did was to try to find a consensus among several translations. Therefore, what I have written is more of an interpretation than a translation. Further, I have not seen fit to interpret the most mundane sayings or the ones I considered inapplicable to contemporary society. My goal was to write a book that promotes peace and harmony in contemporary society as opposed to a literal translation of something that was written 2500 years ago. In essence, I have striven to bring the sayings of Confucius into the Third Millennium. In reading this book, it is important to keep in mind that this is my personal perspective of the sayings of Confucius and is not meant to demean in any way his sayings or to confront those who feel connected with other translations of the Analects. My only objective was and is to attempt to help manifest a higher level of peace and harmony on our planet.

Confucius Now

Contemporary Encounters with the Analects
Author: David Jones
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812699289
Category: Philosophy
Page: 448
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Written by the most important scholars in contemporary Confucian studies, these approachable essays focus on the relevance of Confucius’s ideas to modern living, with special attention given to the Analects, his seminal text. Topics covered include tradition and creativity, grief and mourning, the doctrine of correcting names, Confucian kungfu, and moral cultivation.