Chinese Sages Series: A Selected Collection of the Analects
Language: English, modern Chinese, and classical Chinese
Published by Sinolingua, 2006
Format: Paperback, 234 pages, 145 mm x 210 mm
ISBN: 7802002184, 9787802002180
The Analects (论语, Lunyu) is one of the Four Books (四书) which were selected by Zhu Xi during the Song Dynasty as foundational introduction to Confucianism. A Selected Collection of the Analects contains chosen parts of the classic in classical Chinese, modern Chinese and English translation - with b&w illustrations.
The Chinese Sage Series contains the Four Books, which refers to the 4 canonical books of Confucianism, which have been compiled by the Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi in Song Dynasty:
大学 / 大學 Daxue (The Great Learning)
论语 / 論語 Lunyu (The Analects)
中庸 Zhongyong (The Doctrine of the Mean)
孟子 Mengzi (The Mencius)
A Selected Collection of the Great Learning, the Analects, the Doctrine of the Mean and Mencius, as a set of Chinese Sages Series, are compiled to introduce the essence of traditional Chinese culture to the world. These four books began to show their splendors as early as over 2400 years ago between the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods. Now they are published in classical-modern Chinese and English versions as a help to people of interest to know the basic ideas of Confucianism.
Confucius (551-479 B. C. ), born in Qufu, the State of Lu (today the south of Shandong Province), was a great thinker, educationist and the founder of Confucianism.
Lun Yu, or Analects of Confucius, records the words and deeds of Confucius as well as his disciples. The book was compiled by the disciples of Confucius and their disciples after their Master’s death. It covers a wide scope of subjects, ranging from politics, philosophy, literature and art to education and moral cultivation. It is indispensable material for the study of the Master’s thought.