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The Analects

Confucius D. C. Lau

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Penguin Classics
03 September 1998
The Analects 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.
By:   Confucius
Translated by:   D. C. Lau
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   191g
ISBN:   9780140443486
ISBN 10:   0140443487
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   03 September 1998
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Analects

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


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