Confucius and the Analects: New Essays

Paperback | December 15, 2001

byBryan W. Van Norden

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Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly underdispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology on these topics in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" toConfucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.

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Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly underdispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and...

Bryan W. Van Norden is at Vassar College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513396X

ISBN - 13:9780195133967

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"Providing a collection of sophisticated new essays in various perspectives on the primal father of Chinese thought and values, Confucius and the "Analects": New Essays is a highly anticipated and worthwhile contribution to Confucian studies. This text will remain a standard wrk in the fieldthat belongs on the desk of every dedicated sinologist."--Journal of the American Academy of Religion