The Tso Chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History
A vivid chronicle of events in the feudal states of China between 722 and 468 B.C., the Tso Chuan has long been considered both a major historical document and and an influential literary model. Covering over 250 years, these historical narratives focus not only on the political, diplomatic, and military affairs of ancient China, but also on its economic and cultural developments during the turbulent era when warring feudal states were gradually working towards unification. Ending shortly after Confucius' death in 479 B.C., the Tso Chuan provides a background to the life and thought of Confucius and his followers that is available in no other work.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Much more readable (though less complete) than Legge's version attached to his translation of the Spring and Autumn Annals. Useful because many of these anecdotes are taken for granted as background by later Confucian scholarly writers. Read full review