Creation of the text[ edit ] A portrait of Confucius giving a lecture. The work is therefore titled Lunyu meaning "edited conversations" or "selected speeches" i. The Qing dynasty philologist Cui Shu argued on linguistic ground that the last five books were produced much later than the rest of the work. Arthur Waley speculated that Books 3—9 represent the earliest parts of the book. Bruce Brooks and A.
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Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this slim volume.
The spiritual cornerstone of the most populous and oldest living civilization on Earth, the Analects has inspired the Chinese and all the peoples of East Asia with its affirmation of a humanist ethics.
As the Gospels are to Jesus, the Analects is the only place where we can encounter the real, living Confucius. In this gem-like translation by Simon Leys, Confucius speaks with clarity and brilliance. He emerges as a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, a man of bold action whose true vocation is politics.
Confucius B. Many of his observations mark a world sinking into violence and barbarity. Unable to obtain the leading political role he sought, he endeavored to reform society and salvage civilization through ethical debate, defining for ages to come the public mission of the intellectual. Seller Inventory
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The Analects Of Confucius
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