The Chinese Classics Volume 3, PT. 2

The Chinese Classics Volume 3, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...clemency of king Woo, to be continued by their lineal descendant Woo-kang, the son of the tyrant Show; but no sooner wns Woo dead, than he and his adherents rose in rebellion against the new dynasty, and brought down new and heavy punishments, though still tempered with mercy, upon themselves. I am surprised that none of the Chinese critics have thus counccted the!M and 3d parr. Gan-kwO joined the 3d par. with the 4th, and supposed that KcS, the last emperor of the Hea dyn., was the subject of it. Keang Sliing deals with it very inanely, saying that it is a general declaration, = 'Should kings reckon on tho decree of Heaven, and not reverently consult with long forethought, for their sacrifices' (P characters in Bk. VII., p. 1. Keang Sliing would make them in both places merely a phrase of introduction or exclamation; but we are not reduced to have recourse to such a device. Pp. 4--7. How the sovereignty of the empire passed from the House of Hea to Tlang. 4. Ts'ae thinks that some paragraphs introductory to this have been lost, his reason being that it is the custom in the Shoo to precede the account of the downfall of a dynasty because of the wickedness of its last emperor with a reference to the virtuous emperors who preceded him. That is the practice certainly, but the duke of Chow may not have observed it here. We are not obliged to suppose any loss of text. ti Ifc # T JE'-comp-Bk-XIV' p. 5. The ' Daily Explanation' here takes rowfully, 'with sympathy.' Analects and Mencius, is used for 'a whole day.' Here tiie phrase =' one day, ' 'a single day.' Keang Sliing has for it--';and the 'Daily Explanation' gives jjjC J jfj. 'He could not for a single day be advised by (exert himself on) the leading of God, '--the critics dwell on the phrase--'.show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651421
  • 9781236651426