Confucius: The Analects

Confucius: The Analects

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You may rob the Three Armies of their commander, but you cannot deprive the humblest peasant of his opinion - Confucius (Analects 9.25)
The Analects of Confucius 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 thought and values today. His words largely concern ethics, morality within the family, within marriage and within government, social relationships, justice and sincerity, valour and virtue. But whether you regard this as high philosophy or self- help for all the ages, whether your interest is in Chinese culture or leadership, whether it is spirituality or success that occupies your thoughts, Confucius has wise and accessible things to say about them all.
This complete edition of the Analects, which is made up of 20 books of brief passages from Confucius and his disciples, is presented with a new introduction and new editorial notes. Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding and with a timeless design, Confucius: The Analects will appeal to anyone interested in philosophy, spirituality and Chinese culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 196 x 265 x 22mm | 796g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1782743723
  • 9781782743729
  • 2,224,437

Table of contents

Introduction by James Trapp, China Collection, British Museum
Confucius's background as a member of a low aristocratic family, where he was the only son and the offspring of one of his father's concubines. With his father's connections, he became a tutor at the court in Lu. How we understand the Analects were put together during the Warring States period (475 BC-221 BC) and how it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). The influence the book and Confucius's thoughts had on Chinese culture.

Book I - Hsio R

Book II - Wei Chang

Book III - Pa Yih

Book IV - Le Jin

Book V - Kung-ye ch'ang

Book VI - Yung yey

Book VII - Shu Er

Book VIII - T'ai-po

Book IX - Tsze han

Book X - Heang Tang

Book XI - Hsien Tsin

Book XII - Yen Yuan

Book XIII - Tsze-Lu

Book XIV - Hsien Wan

Book XV - Wei Ling Kung

Book XVI - Ke She

Book XVII - Yang Ho

Book XVIII - Wei Tsze

Book XIX - Tsze-Chang

Book XX - Yao Yueh

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About Confucius

Confucius - the Latinized name of K'ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K'ung) - was a descendant of a branch of the Shang dynasty that ruled China from around 1122 BCE to 221 BCE. He was born around 551 BCE in what is now the province of Shantung in northeastern China. He worked in a number of roles before becoming a teacher. Around 498 BCE, he began a long journey throughout eastern China accompanied by several of his disciples, during which he developed his ideas on philosophy and the art of government, as well as teaching. He acquired a large following which has become known as the school of Ju (Confucianism). Confucius died in 479 BCE.
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