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Classical Chinese (Supplement 4) : Selections from Philosophical Texts - Naiying Yuan

Classical Chinese (Supplement 4)

Selections from Philosophical Texts

Paperback Published: 6th August 2006
ISBN: 9780691118338
Number Of Pages: 328
For Ages: 6 - 18 years old

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"Classical Chinese: Selections from Philosophical Texts" continues the rigorous standard set forth in the main, three-volume "Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader." Organized into four sections, this supplementary volume sets forth the key concepts and writings of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, and Zhuangzi-providing key insight into their beliefs and literary styles. The beauty of these original texts and the insightful annotations that accompany them will provide students of Chinese with a glimpse into the fountainhead of China's intellectual tradition.

The main text and its four supplementary volumes together represent the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China. Rigorously and extensively field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings by three members of the Chinese Linguistics Project at Princeton University, it sets a new standard for the field. With "Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader" and its supplementary volumes, Naiying Yuan, Haitao Tang, and James Geiss provide the definitive new resource for students and instructors of classical Chinese language and culture, one whose impact will be lasting.

Selections from the Confucian Analects
To Learn and to Review on a Timely Basis That Which One Has Leanedp. 1
Filial Piety and Brotherly Love Are the Basis of Benevolencep. 3
Artful Words and Insinuating Mannersp. 6
Self-Examine Three Pointsp. 7
When a Man's Energy Exceeds What Needed to Fulfill His Duty, Let Him Study the Polite Artsp. 8
Revere That Which Is Worthy and Ignore Beautyp. 9
A Frivolous Gentleman Loses the Respect of His Inferiorsp. 11
Never Eat Until Satedp. 12
To Be Poor yet Remain Cheerful; Rich yet Abide by Ritesp. 13
Concern About not Knowing Othersp. 16
To Rule by Moral Forcep. 16
Guide People with Moral Forcep. 17
At Fifteen I Set My Heart upon Learningp. 18
Zi Xia Asks About Filial Pietyp. 20
Yan Hui Is By No Means Stupidp. 21
Review the Old to Gain New Knowledgep. 23
To Learn and to Thinkp. 23
What Can I Do to Get the Support of the Common People?p. 24
Lin Fang Asks About the Roots of Ritualp. 25
To Hear the Way in the Morning is to Die Content.in the Eveningp. 26
A Scholar Whose Heart is Set on the Way...p. 27
Do not Worry About not Having a Postp. 28
The Master's Way is Simply This: Devotion and Considerationp. 29
Upon Seeing a Good Man, Think How to Equal Himp. 30
Getting on a Raft and Floating out to Seap. 31
To Hear One and Understand Tenp. 33
Zai Yu Sleeps During the Dayp. 34
This is the Point Where Ci Has not Quite Got top. 36
Not Being Ashamed to Seek Knowledge from His Inferiorsp. 37
Excels at Dealings with His Fellow Menp. 38
Why not Each of You to Tell his Wishp. 38
Seeing One's Own Faults and Lodging Charges Against Oneselfp. 40
Not to Vent His Wrath upon Others; Nor to Commit the Same Fault Twicep. 41
Worthy Indeed Was Yan Huip. 43
Ornament and Substance Are Duly Blendedp. 44
To Know It; to Like It; to Delight in Itp. 45
Th Intelligent Man Delights in Water; the Benevolent Man Delights in Mountainsp. 46
The Master Went to See Nanzip. 46
Help Others to Get Established and Prosperp. 47
Never Tire of Learning, nor Weary of Teaching Othersp. 49
These Are What Disquiet Mep. 50
I Dreamed of Seeing the Duke of Zhoup. 51
To Hold up One Corner and Get Back with the Other Threep. 53
Wealth and Rank Are Like Floating Cloudsp. 54
Be so Immersed in Work as to Forget One's Mealsp. 55
When Walking in a Party of Three, I can Always be Certain of Learning from Those I Am Withp. 57
A True Gentleman is Calm and at Easep. 58
The Burden Is Heavy; the Journey, Longp. 59
Broaden Me with Culture; Restrain Me with Ritualp. 60
Things That Pass Are Just Like This!p. 63
The Young Generation Inspires Awep. 64
The Pine and the Cypress Are the Last to Fadep. 65
Be Not Perplexed, Worry Not, Fear Notp. 66
The Four Classes of the Chief Disciples of Confuciusp. 67
When Yan Yuan Died the Master Wailed Without Restraintp. 68
Ji Lu Asked How One Should Serve Ghosts and Spiritsp. 69
Having Got as Far as the Guest Hall, but not yet Entered the Inner Roomsp. 70
To Go Too Far Is as Bad as not to Go Far Enoughp. 71
Zi Lu, Zeng Xi, Ran You and Gongxi Hua Were Seated in Attendance upon the Masterp. 73
Overcome One's Own Desires and Return to Proprietyp. 84
Neither Worries Nor Fearsp. 87
All Within the Four Seas Are One's Brothersp. 88
Let the Ruler Be a Ruler, the Minister a Minister, the Father a Father and the Son a Sonp. 90
The Virtue of the Gentleman Is That of the Windp. 91
The Gentleman by His Culture Collects Friends About Himp. 93
What Need Has One to Practice Farming?p. 94
To Multiply the People, to Enrich Them, to Instruct Themp. 96
The Near Approve and the Distant Approachp. 97
Haste Makes Wastep. 98
Radicals and Ultraconservativesp. 99
The Master Describes Himselfp. 100
Knowing It Is of no Use; Rather Keep Doing Itp. 102
Yuan Rang Sat Waiting for the Master in a Sprawling Positionp. 103
A Gentleman Stands Firm Against Hardshipsp. 104
A Craftsman, if He Means to Do Good Work, Must First Sharpen His Toolsp. 105
To Demand Much from Oneself and Little from Othersp. 107
You Would not Like Others to Do to You, Do not to Othersp. 108
When it Comes to Benevolence, Yield not to Anyonep. 109
What Does Heaven Speak of?p. 110
Only Women and People of Low Birth Are Hard to Deal Withp. 111
Jie Yu, the Madman of Chup. 112
Confucius Asks Chang Ju and Jie Ni about the Fordp. 115
The Disciples Ask about Intercourse with Othersp. 120
With Each Day Know Something About What One Lacksp. 123
Understand Fate, Propriety, and Languagep. 124
Selections from the Book of Mencius
All That Matters Is That There Should Be Benevolence and Righteousness. What Is the Point of Mentioning the Word 'Profit'?p. 126
Let the People Have no Regrets in Supporting Their Parents When Alive and in Mourning Them When Dead. This is the First Step Along the Kingly Wayp. 130
There Is no Difference Between Killing a Man with Misrule and Killing Him with a Knifep. 139
He Becomes a True King by Bringing Peace to the People. This Is Something No One Can Stopp. 142
The King Turned to His Attendants and Changed the Subjectp. 168
I Have Indeed Heard of the Punishment of the 'Outcast Zhou', But I Have not Heard of Any Regicidep. 171
No Man Is Devoid of a Heart That Is Sensitive to the Suffering of Othersp. 174
A Great Manp. 179
The Pupils of One's Eyes Cannot Conceal One's Wickednessp. 180
When the Empire Is Drowning, One Helps It with the Wayp. 182
People Taught One Another's Childrenp. 184
The Trouble with People ...p. 187
A Man in the State of Qip. 187
Human Nature Is Good Just as Water Seeks Low Groundp. 192
Hold on to It and It Exists; Let Go of It and It Disappearsp. 194
The Sole Concern of Learning Is to Go After The Strayed Heart. That Is Allp. 195
In Obscurity a Man Makes Perfect His Own Person, but in Prominence He Makes Perfect the Whole Empire as Wellp. 197
A Gentleman Delights in Three Things...p. 200
The People Are of Supreme Importancep. 201
There Is Nothing Better for the Nurturing of Heart Than to Have Few Desiresp. 204
Selections from Laozi
The Dao That Can Be Told of Is not the Eternal Daop. 206
When the People of the World All Know Beauty as Beauty, There Arises the Recognition of Uglinessp. 208
Not Exalting the Worthiesp. 214
The Five Colors Cause One's Eyes to be Blindp. 217
The Invisible, the Inaudible, the Intangiblep. 219
He Who Knows Others Is Wisep. 222
Reversion Is the Action of Daop. 224
Knowing to be Content Will Suffer no Disgracep. 225
Soften the Light and Become One with the Dusty Worldp. 227
I Take no Action and People Transform Naturallyp. 229
To Remain as Careful at the End as One Was at the Beginningp. 232
Let There Be a Small Country with Few Peoplep. 235
Selections from Zhuangzi
Yao Wanted to Cede the Empire to Xu Youp. 240
Big But Uselessp. 245
To Divine Dreams in a Dreamp. 251
The Debate of Right and Wrongp. 255
Zhuang Zhou Dreamt He Was a Butterflyp. 258
The Use of the Uselessp. 261
Not to Enter the Mindp. 262
Sit Down and Forget Everythingp. 265
Use the Mind Like a Mirrorp. 269
Hun Dun, the Emperor of the Central Regionp. 270
Duke Huan of Qi was Reading a Bookp. 272
The Hundred Streams Poured into the Yellow Riverp. 277
To Transform Naturallyp. 283
Yuan Chup. 284
Zhuangzi's Wife Diesp. 287
An Old Skullp. 291
Whirling the Hatchet with a Noise Like the Windp. 297
Get the Meaning and Forget the Wordsp. 301
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ISBN: 9780691118338
ISBN-10: 0691118337
Series: The Princeton Language Program: Modern Chinese
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 6 - 18 years old
For Grades: 1+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 6th August 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84