Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 27, 2009 - History - 182 pages
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As one of Chinas's all-time bestsellers, Confucius from the Heart unveils the wisdom of The Analects, a major text of Confucian philosophy that has dominated Chinas's intellectual and spiritual culture for more than two millenia.

Yu Dan helps readers attain spiritual happiness and harmony. Her simple, conversational prose finally makes the ancient wisdom of Confucius accessible to all, ultimately unveiling the immense value of Confucian teachings.

In today's increasingly demanding world, Confucius from the Heart is a beacon of light, ready to soothe our souls with wisdom that has guided a whole culture and withstood the test of time.
 

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Contents

The Way of Heaven and Earth
7
The Way of the Heart and Soul
33
The Way of the World
61
The Way of Friendship
99
The Way of Ambition
123
The Way of Being
151
Translators Note
179
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Yu Dan is a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Media at Beijing Normal University. She holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature and a doctorate in Film and Television Studies.  In 2006 her lectures on Confucianism appeared on CCTV’s popular primetime show, Lecture Room, transforming her into a cultural icon.  From the transcript of these talks, she published New Interpretation of Confucious Analects. Her broadcasts and writings have made Yu Dan a household name in China where she now serves as a media advisor to over 40 regional TV stations.

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