Publish date: September 3rd 1998
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Chinese Literature
, Eastern Philosophy
After trying to read Confucius 'raw' I realized I needed a little help and orientation. This hit the spot and I now feel much more able to tackle the Analects for my own purposes. What I found most helpful?1) The little bit of context in the introduction about Confucius' aims, his career, and how th...
Along with Taoism and Buddhism, Confucianism is called one of the "three great teachings" or "three great religions" of China, and has had an enormous influence not just on China but the entire Far East. This was on Good Reading's list of "100 Significant Books" and there's no question this is one o...
While I have credited the writing of this work to Confucius, it was not actually written by him but rather by his disciples. Thus Confucius joins Socrates and Jesus Christ in having an enormous influence upon the world without actually writing anything down (though this is not correct, as I further ...
This was hard work in places! The Analects themselves probably could do with studying in detail and interpreting rather than just reading for interest – they are a bit, well, philosophical. Fortunately Lau gives us the gist of the Analects in the introduction. The basic upshot of Confucius is the ‘G...
I gave this book 3 stars even though my feelings toward it fit better with the 2 star rating: "it was okay." I guess I don't really have a context for some of the rituals he would refer to, but there were plenty of footnotes throughout to help people like me out. It was really repetitive, a lot of i...
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