Topics librivox, audio book, chinese philosophy, confucius, chinese classics, oriental thoughts, oriental ethics librivox recording of confucian analects, by confucius read by jing li. 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. The analects are a collection of confucius’s sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 bc together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Confucius dominates book 4 of the analects with the curious exceptions of chapter xv and chapter xxvi featuring the disciples zengzi and ziyou respectively the only conceivable explanation for these two anomalies is that they were inserted by unscrupulous or careless editors for reasons that will no doubt remain obscure forever.
Book review: the analects of confucius china experienced a lot of the revolutionary changes and a proliferation of new ideas in the spring and autumn period and warring states period. The analects of confucius is a collection of the teachings of confucius, the chinese philosopher and great thinker who lived 551 bc - 479 bc presented as a series of discourses and dialogues that confucius had with his disciples, the analects of confucius was written by his disciples several years after he died. Ah, confucius great sage of the eastern world, endlessly revered and quoted, possessor of one of the greatest minds ever very little is known about his life, other than his life was his prayer.
Introduction the analects of confucius is an anthology of brief passages that present the words of confucius and his disciples, describe confucius as a man, and recount some of the events of his lifethe book may have begun as a collection by confucius’s immediate disciples soon after their master’s death in 479 bce. The analects of confucius by arthur waley the existing translations of the analects of confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century ad rather than of the 5th century bc, when confucius died. Related books the analects of confucius this is the confucius translation for our time—jonathan mirsky, the times leys sees his task as making the confucius of the analects fully persuasive again he does this brilliantly” new york review of books contents list of illustrations translator’s introduction editor’s.
The analects of confucius is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the confucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual decorum, and filial piety reflecting the model eras of chinese antiquity, the analects offers valuable insights into successful governance and the ideal organization of society. Book review: hsieh liang-tso and the analects of confucius: humane learning as a religious quest abstract hsieh liang-tso is the first volume to explore chinese traditions in the academy series sponsored by oxford. These books together are called the analects of confucius or simply, the analects, and were an anthology of quotes from confucius and his disciples, important events in his life, and descriptions. Confucius - the analects is a rather intriguing book since it aims to tackle information regarding the well known confucius in a cogent manner the book is laid out in a fairly straight forward approach with no frills that's an extremely quick read. The analects of confucius i introduction the analects of confucius is an anthology of brief passages that present the words of confucius and his disciples, describe confucius as a man, and recount some of the events.
And with books that matter: the analects of confucius, you can reap these rewards as well blending history, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, and biography, these lectures provide a comprehensive look at a great book that, it’s important to remember, confucius didn’t actually write. The “analects of confucius” became a canonical text in chinese, korean, and japanese society from the early era of antiquity, and provided a moral and civil foundation on which the cultures developed politically and economically. This edition of the analects includes a glossary of names and places mentioned in the book, an appendix on events in the life of confucius, a textual history of the book, and a chronology of confucius’ life.
Book 2 of the analects begins by exploring the idea that political stability is best achieved by virtuous leadership rather than by means of force or a raft of government laws and regulations in the first chapter , confucius compares a ruler who rules by virtue to the pole star. The original analects is a remarkable book that ranks among the most significant and impressive works on chinese thought ever published in englishjournal of asian studies with the publication of this translation, scholars now have a fully developed interpretation of a single text with which to test the brooks' hypotheses. Because they offer diverse and sometimes diametrically opposite meanings, the words of chinese classics are as likely to reflect the prejudices of the translator as the are to exhibit scholarly rigor.
Book reviews the analects of confucius, translated by burton watsonnew york: columbia university press, 2007 176 pp us$1995 (hardback) isbn 9780231141642 the unproblematic confucius. The analects are said to not be authored by confucius himself, but rather his followers over 2,000 years ago, which makes sense since the book feels like many disparate pieces have been patched together. But you can review editions of the analects, and this one, translated and commented upon by annping chin, is one of the great editions of any philosophy book i've ever come across the translation clear without being condescending, and chin includes the chinese text at the back of the book. Books go search en hello sign in your account sign in your account try prime wish list cart 0 shop by department your store deals store gift cards sell help books advanced search today's deals.