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 The Analects : Penguin Classics - Confucius

The Analects

Penguin Classics

By: Confucius

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Published: 3rd September 1998
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The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards.

This edition contains a detailed introduction exploring the concepts within the works, a bibliography and a glossary and appendices on the life of Confucius, the Analects and the disciples who compiled them.

About The Author

Confucius [551-479 BC], though of noble descent, was born in humble circumstances. He believed that politics is only an extension of morals, and spent ten years travelling through the various states of China spreading his ideas. When he realised that there was no way of converting the feudal rulers to his way of thinking he returned to Lu and spent the rest of his life there teaching his pupils. D.C Lau has held a number of professorships in the field of Chinese language and literature.

-For more than two millennia, the teachings of Confucius have served as a guide for a substantial portion of humanity. English-language readers seeking to understand this remarkable body of thought are fortunate to have Annping Chin's highly readable and judiciously annotated edition of The Analects.- --Henry A. Kissinger -An astonishingly lucid exposition of The Analects. A kind of serene insight pervades the commentaries.- --Harold Bloom -An incomparable new volume that combines a fresh and sympathetic translation with a wonderfully readable annotation. It is a joy to use and will unlock a whole new level of meaning for English-language readers.- --Orville Schell, Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations and co-author of Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century

Introduction
Diversity and Complexity
The Case Against the Authenticity of Crypto-Judaism in New Mexico
The Case for the Authenticity of Crypto-Judaism in New Mexico
Ideal Types of Crypto-Jewish Identity
Crypto-Jewish Practice: Memory and Bricolage
A Postmodern Take on Crypto-Judaism Conclusion Theoretical Appendix. (Neo)-Structuralism: A Basis for Understanding the Transformative Use of Structure in Crypto-Jewish Culture
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780140443486
ISBN-10: 0140443487
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd September 1998
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1