Analects

With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

  • Engelstalig
  • 312 pagina's
  • New edition
  • 9780872206366
  • september 2003
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From the literary communitys most talented translator of Chinese, a compelling, contemporary rendition of Ancient Chinas most significant work.. Confucius failed in his lifetime to rescue a crumbling civilization with his teachings, but he was to become the most influential sage in human history. His thought, still remarkably current, survives here in The Analects --a collection of brief aphoristic sayings that has had a deeper impact on more peoples lives over a longer period of time than any other book in human history.Highly regarded for the poetic fluency he brings to his award-winning work, David Hinton is the first twentieth-century translator to render the four central masterworks of ancient Chinese thought: Chuang Tzu, Mencius, The Analects , and Tao Te Ching . His new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, but they also apply a much-needed consistency to key terms in these texts. Breathing new life into these classics, Hintons translations will stand as the definitive series for our era. While Confucius failed in his lifetime to rescue a crumbling civilization with his teachings, he was to become the most influential sage in human history. His thought, still remarkably current and even innovative after 2,500 years, survives here in The Analects --a collection of brief aphoristic sayings that has had a deeper impact on more peoples lives over a longer period of time than any other book in human history. Formulated in the ruins of a society that had been founded on untenable spiritualistic concepts of governance, Confuciuss philosophy postulated a humanistic social order that has survived as Chinas social ideal ever since. Beginning with the realization that society is a structure of human relationships, Confucius saw that in a healthy society this structure must be a selfless weave of caring relationships. Those caring relationships are a system of ritual that people enact in their daily lives, thus infusing the secular with sacred dimensions.Confuciuss teachings are very literary in nature. The Analects is made up of dialogues, stories, and anecdotes, always aphoristic and full of poetic turns of thought. And it is this literary dimension that makes Confucius so engaging and compelling as he builds his majestic vision of human community as an integral part of a self-generating and harmonious cosmos.Highly regarded for the poetic fluency he brings to his award-winning work, David Hinton is the first twentieth-century translator to render the four central masterworks of ancient Chinese thought: Chuang Tzu, Mencius, The Analects , and Tao Te Ching . His new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, but they also apply a much-needed consistency to key terms in these texts. Breathing new life into these classics, Hintons translations will stand as the definitive series for our era.

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Confucius taught that 'virtue is never solitary; it always has neighbors.' (4.25). Based on the best modern and traditional Chinese and Western scholarship, Edward Slingerland's exemplary new translation of the Analects--including selections from the traditional commentaries on each passage of the text--is a welcome edition. Contemporary readers will be enlightened as to what Confucius taught his disciples and will share the experience of being a neighbor to all the generations of students who have pondered the sometimes cryptic and enigmatic words of Confucius. Slingerland's use of commentary gives readers a fighting chance at understanding and appreciating this foundational Confucian classic. --John Berthrong, Boston University This work not only exemplifies meticulous research and scrupulous craft of translation, it also offers a new perspective for Analects scholarship and a new model for Analects translation. Edward Slingerland should be congratulated for providing such an invaluable service to American college students as well as the scholarly community at large. There is much for us to learn from this new translation, and we are all indebted to its author. --Yuet Keung Lo, China Review International Edward Slingerland's new translation of the Confucian Analects is something that we have long needed: an accurate, lucid rendition paired with helpful explanations and reference material, including selections from the most important traditional commentaries. General readers and students will find no more accessible, reliable entree to this difficult and seminal text. This new Analects is an extraordinary contribution and should by rights become the preferred starting-point for English-language readers. --David Schaberg, University of California, Los Angeles

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Auteur
Confucius Michael Nylan
Co-auteur
William Edward Soothill
Redactie
1Stworld Library 1Stworld Library
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Confucius
Taal
Engels
Vertaald uit het
zh
Vertaald door
Arthur Waley
Oorspronkelijke titel
The Analects
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19x215x9 mm
Gewicht
552,00 gram
Geschikt voor
18 jaar en ouder
Verschijningsdatum
september 2003
Druk
1
ISBN10
087220636X
ISBN13
9780872206366

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