Confucius: His Life and Thought
Excellent introduction to one of history's most significant thinkers presents an insightful portrait of Confucius against the social and political background of his day. Perceptive discussions of the philosopher's early life, attitudes toward predecessors, role as a statesman, failure of Confucian revolution, much more. 1 black-and-white illustration. 2 maps.
What people are saying - Write a review
Alexandra David-Neel Analects ancestor ancient Available in U.S. birth CATALOG central plain ceremonial Ch’i Ch’u Ch’un-ch’iu period Cheng China Ching Chou dynasty Chou royal city-state clan classic Confucian Confucius court death deﬁned deﬁnition disciples district Documents Duke Chao Duke of Chou Duke of Lu dynasty fact feudalism feudatory ﬁeld ﬁgures ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁrst ﬁve force fucius GUSTAV STICKLEY Heaven Hsiang humanity ideal illustrations inﬂuence inﬂuential families kingdom kingdom of Wei knowledge Kuan Chung leagues learning Lo-yang Lu’s matter Meng-sun ment military ministers moral noble classes noble families Northern League Odes oﬂicial one’s P’ing-tzu political possessed prince of Lu regarded religion religious retainer ritual royal house ruler sacriﬁce sage scholar Senior Oﬂicer Shu-liang Shu-sun signiﬁcance social spirit Ssu-ma Ch’ien Sung term Three Huan tion tradition Tsin Tzu Ch’an Tzu Kung Tzu Lu words Yang Hu Yen Hui Yin dynasty