Analects of Confucius

Analects of Confucius

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The Analects of Confucius (literally, Edited Conversations), is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers. It is believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475 BC-221 BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). By the early Han dynasty the Analects was considered merely a commentary on the Five Classics, but the status of the Analects grew to be one of the central texts of Confucianism by the end of that dynasty. During the late Song dynasty (960-1279) the importance of the Analects as a book of philosophy was raised above that of the older Five Classics, and it was recognized as one of the "Four Books." The Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought.show more

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  • Paperback
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 240.4g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514166267
  • 9781514166260

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