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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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)

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: 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.

The Analects


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 252
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Presents dialogues, stories, and anecdotes from the Chinese philosopher

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


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.

The Teachings of Confucius - Special Edition


Author: Confucius,James Legge,James H. Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934255834
Category: History
Page: 160
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The teachings of Confucius have had as great an impact on the culture of the Far East as the Bible has had on that of West. As they are presented in this deluxe, hardcover volume, "The Teachings of Confucius - Special Edition" consists of three books in one volume: "The Analects," "The Great Learning" and "The Doctrine of the Mean." "The Analects" is the most important of the teachings of Confucius. It is a collection of speeches and discussions between Confucius and his various disciples that illustrate his precepts: that anyone, regardless of his station in life, could become a superior man by living a virtuous life. "The Great Learning" is a protocol for living, even the humblest actions of everyday living. It is embodied by the practice illustrated by the "Seven Steps." "The Doctrine of the Mean" deals with the means of achieving perfect virtue by following the middle way. It is a Heavenly prescription of the golden path by which learning and teaching ultimately unfold into perfect virtue. Like other great teachers, Confucius advocated action based on empathy; on practicing "The Golden Rule" by only doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. His aim was to improve the value and quality of life for all mankind.

論語辨


Author: Confucius,E. Bruce Brooks,A. Taeko Brooks
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231104302
Category: Philosophy
Page: 342
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This new translation presents the Analects in a revolutionary new format that, for the first time in any language, distinguishes the original words of the Master from the later sayings of his disciples and their followers, enabling readers to experience China's most influential philosophical work in its true historical, social, and political context.

The Sayings of Confucius


Author: Confucius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1406891487
Category: Philosophy
Page: 92
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This rich and human document is a testament to the words and wisdom of Confucius--whose simplet truths continue to influence the moral and ethical codes of the Far East. A timeless guide to proper living as significant today as it was 2,000 years ago.

The Wisdom of Confucius

With Critical and Biographical Sketches
Author: Confucius,Epiphanius Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 236
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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 of Confucius In Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: Confucius
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621071103
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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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.

There is No Falling


Author: Robert Hogg
Publisher: E C W Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 62
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A member of the Tish group of poets in the 1960s, There Is No Falling is Hogg's first published work since 1986. Written in his usual sparse style, Hogg's poetry deals with the intricate details of everyday life.

The Analects of Confucius

A Collection of Sayings and Ideas Attributed to the Chinese Philosopher
Author: Confucius
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522968276
Category:
Page: 68
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The Analects of Confucius A Collection of Sayings and Ideas Attributed to the Chinese Philosopher The Chinese Classics By Confucius Translated by James Legge During most of the Han period the Analects was not considered one of the principal texts of Confucianism. During the reign of Han Wudi (141-87 BC), when the Chinese government began promoting Confucian studies, only the Five Classics were considered by the government to be canonical (jing), considered so because Confucius was assumed to have partially written, edited, and/or transmitted them. The Analects was considered secondary as it was thought to be merely a collection of Confucius' oral "commentary" (zhuan) on the Five Classics. The political importance and popularity of Confucius and Confucianism grew throughout the Han dynasty, and by the Eastern Han the Analects was widely read by schoolchildren and anyone aspiring to literacy, and often read before the Five Classics themselves. During the Eastern Han, the heir apparent was provided a tutor specifically to teach him the Analects. The growing importance of the Analects was recognized when the Five Classics was expanded to the "Seven Classics": the Five Classics plus the Analects and the Classic of Filial Piety, and its status as one of the central texts of Confucianism continued to grow until the late Song dynasty (960-1279), when it was identified and promoted as one of the Four Books by Zhu Xi and generally accepted as being more insightful than the older Five Classics.

Essential Writings of Confucianism

The Analects of Confucius and the Mencius
Author: Kung Fu-Tzu,Men Ke
Publisher: Red & Black Pub
ISBN: 9781934941515
Category: Religion
Page: 120
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Two classics of Chinese philosophy. The Analects of Confucius, and the Mencius.