The Analects of Confucius

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G. Allen & Unwin Limited, 1938 - Religion - 268 pages
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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

Interesting, in parts. Elsewhere... confusing. Elsewhere... boring and re-re-repetitive. The Analects is collection of aphorisms, fragmentary historical references, fragmentary literary references ... Read full review

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User Review  - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing

A splendid version (by Edward Slingerland) of this classic with an extensive selection of historical commentaries by Confucian scholars as well as several useful appendices. This edition is extremely useful and readable. Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
The Ancients
17
Terms
27
Written Tradition
51
Appendix 1 The Interpretations
71
Appendix 2 Biographical Dates
78
Additional Notes
198
Textual Notes
253
Index
263
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About the author (1938)

Burton Watson has taught at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities and is one of the world's best-known translators of Chinese and Japanese works. His translations include The Tales of the Heike; The Lotus Sutra; the writings of Zhuangzi, Mozi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi; The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry; and Records of the Grand Historian.

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