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Confucius

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Works: 3,676 works in 6,113 publications in 11 languages and 43,412 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sacred books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons 
Subject Headings: Philosophers 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Compiler, Editor, Other, Performer
Classifications: PL2478, 181.112
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The Analects of Confucius by Confucius( )

280 editions published between 1346 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Confucius is the one thinker most influential and instrumental in informing the Chinese tradition. The Analects, which is a record of the words and teachings of Confucius, is considered the most reliable source of Confucius' teachings. However, as he was looked upon as the founder of the Confucius school, his thought tended to be approached through the eyes of the Confucianists of a later age, particularly the Neo-Confucianists of the Song dynasty. This inevitably results in distortion of the original meaning." "In this translation by Professor D.C. Lau, an attempt has been made to interpret the sayings as they stand. The corpus of the sayings is taken as an organic whole and the final test of the interpretation rests on the internal consistency it exhibits. In other words, The Analects is read in the light of The Analects. It is hoped that this gives a truer understanding of Confucius' thought than the traditional interpretation and paves the way for a re-assessment of its importance in the history of Chinese thought and its relevance to the present day world." "This volume also contains an introduction to the life and teachings of Confucius, and three appendices on the events in the life of Confucius, on his disciples, and on the composition of The Analects. Complete with both Chinese and English texts, this classic translation is an authoritative interpretation of Confucius' thought."--Jacket
The sayings of Confucius by Confucius( )

51 editions published between 1090 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 500 verses of sayings attributed to the teacher of the ideal gentleman form one source of Confucianism
The Analects of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

44 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of the Chinese sage with his disciples, with biographical introduction
Confucian analects by Confucius( Book )

94 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his practice of self-cultivation, Confucius became a great sage and devoted himself passionately to the public good, in spite of hunger, homelessness, and violence. His innovative social philosophy -- occupied with the practical issues of how society works as a selfless weave of caring relationships -- remains remarkably current today
Confucian analects, The great learning, and the doctrine of the mean by Confucius( Book )

17 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, standard English translation on same page. Finest edition anywhere of one of world's finest thinkers
Understanding the Analects of Confucius : a new translation of Lunyu with annotations by Peimin Ni( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1963 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original analects : sayings of Confucius and his successors by Confucius( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one has influenced Chinese life as profoundly as Confucius. Among the most important embodiments of that influence is the Analects, a seeming record of Confucius's conversations with his disciples and with the rulers and ministers of his own time. These sayings, many of them laconic, aphoristic, and difficult to interpret, have done much to shape the culture and history of East Asia. Bruce and Taeko Brooks have returned this wide-ranging text to its full historical and intellectual setting, organizing the sayings in their original chronological sequence, and permitting the Analects to be read for maximum understanding, not as a closed system of thought but as a richly revealing record of the interaction of life and thought as it evolved over almost the entire Warring States period. The Original Analects has clarified contradictions in the text by showing how they reflect changing social conditions and philosophical emphases over the two centuries during which it was compiled. The book includes a fresh and fluid translation, a detailed commentary and interpretation for each saying, illustrations of objects from the Warring States period, and an extensive critical apparatus setting forth the textual argument on which the translation is based, and indicating how the later view of the work as the consistent maxims of a universal sage gradually replaced the historical reality
The sacred books of Confucius, and other Confucian classics by Chʻu Chai( Book )

4 editions published between 1065 and 1965 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Analects : or, The conversations of Confucius with his disciples and certain others by Confucius( Book )

12 editions published between 1910 and 1968 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compliation of discourses, maxims and aphorisms of Confusius [Lun Yu] dating from the 4th century B.C
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic collection of conversations and sayings by the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, containing his teachings on ethics, politics, and religion
Ta hio : the great learning by Zhilin Bian( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1993 in English and French and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucius : the great digest & Unwobbling pivot by Confucius( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings of Confucius, a new translation of the greater part of the Confucian analects by Confucius( Book )

22 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Analects : the Simon Leys Translation, Interpretations by Confucius( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Norton Critical Edition situates the historical figure of Kongzi, the legendary figure of Confucius, and the Analects (or Lunyu), the single most influential book ascribed to the Master's circles of disciples, within their evolving ethical, cultural, and political contexts"--Page 4 of cover
The story of Confucius, his life and sayings by Brian Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucius, the analects : the path of the sage : selections annotated & explained by Confucius( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the West, the works of Confucius are frequently referenced, sometimes in jest, but too rarely actually read. The ethical precepts of Confucius, with all their ambiguities, are finding new audiences in China, so this new selection has added importance for religious and non-religious readers alike
The morals : of Confucius a Chinese philosopher ... Being one of the choicest pieces of learning remaining of that nation by Confucius( )

16 editions published between 1706 and 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of Confucius : with critical and biographical sketches by Confucius( Book )

6 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The original analects : sayings of Confucius and his successors
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The sayings of ConfuciusThe Analects of ConfuciusConfucian analectsConfucian analects, The great learning, and the doctrine of the meanThe original analects : sayings of Confucius and his successorsThe analects (Lun yü)The sayings of Confucius, a new translation of the greater part of the Confucian analectsThe story of Confucius, his life and sayingsConfucius, the analects : the path of the sage : selections annotated & explained
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