The Original Analects: Sayings of Confucius and His Successors

Paperback | September 26, 2001

byE. Bruce. Brooks, A. Taeko. Brooks

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This new translation presents the Analects in a revolutionary new format that, for the first time in any language, distinguishes the original words of the Master from the later sayings of his disciples and their followers, enabling readers to experience China's most influential philosophical work in its true historical, social, and political context.

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This new translation presents the Analects in a revolutionary new format that, for the first time in any language, distinguishes the original words of the Master from the later sayings of his disciples and their followers, enabling readers to experience China's most influential philosophical work in its true historical, social, and po...

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No one has influenced Chinese life as profoundly as Confucius. Among the most important embodiments of that influence is the Analects, a seeming record of Confucius's conversations with his disciples and with the rulers and ministers of his own time. These sayings, many of them laconic, aphoristic, and difficult to interpret, have done...

E. Bruce Brooks is Research Professor of Chinese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has published studies on various aspects of textual analysis in Chinese and English.A. Taeko Brooks is the coauthor, with E. Bruce Brooks, of Chinese Character Frequency Lists and with him was the cofounder in 1993 of the Warring States ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 6 × 9.1 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231104316

ISBN - 13:9780231104319

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Original Analects (LY)Confucius Himself LY 4The Early Circle LY 5 / LY 6The Dzvngd TransformationLY 7LY 8LY 9The Kung TransitionLY 10LY 11LY 3THe Hundred SchoolsLY 12LY 13LY 2The Last DebatesLY 14LY 15A Private InterludeLY 1LY 16Return to CourtLY 17LY 18The Conquest of LuLY 19LY 20Appendices1: The Accretion Theory of the Analects2: Developmental Patterns in the Analects3: A Window on the Hundred Schools4: Confucius and His Circle5: A reading of LY 1-4 in Text OrderApparatusWorks CitedRomanization Equivalence TableInterpolations Finding ListIndexAfterword

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Its insightful readings and interpretive strategies stand to enrich our overall understanding of the Analects and its traditions.