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  Teaching/Learning Through Confucius: Navigating Our Way Through The Analects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The philosophy of Confucius is central to the project of understanding Chinese thought and culture, and offers different ways, which are often novel to our students, of thinking about our individual lives and their relation to the communities in which we participate.
The extended meaning of this term, according to Waley, comes to be an accolade of kindness, gentleness, and humanity that ultimately distinguishes the "‘human’ as opposed to ‘animal,’ and [comes] to be applied to conduct worthy of a man, as distinct from the behavior of mere beast" (see note 8).
It is important to note that verse numbering in the Analects may be slightly different in other translations because of the manner in which the text is parsed.
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  Tile of the paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In the Analects, Confucius advises that if people "show solicitude for parents at the end of their lives and continue this with sacrifices when they are far away," then "the people's virtue will be restored to fullness" (Analects, p43).
In this system, which is created in the Analects and explained though quotes and conversations of Confucius and his disciples, all human relationships involve a set of defined roles and mutual obligations; each participant should understand and conform to his or her proper role.
ConfuciusAnalects reveal to us that in a healthy society this structure must be a selfless weave of caring relationships.  These caring relationships are a system of "ritual" that people enact in their daily lives, thus infusing the secular with sacred dimensions.
www.earlham.edu /~rodrimi/school_work/the_analects_of_confucius.htm   (1530 words)

 Confucius (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
His teachings, preserved in the Lunyu or Analects, form the foundation of much of subsequent Chinese speculation on the education and comportment of the ideal man, how such an individual should live his live and interact with others, and the forms of society and government in which he should participate.
But the Analects is a problematic and controversial work, having been compiled in variant versions long after Confucius's death by disciples or the disciples of disciples.
While textual criticism based on rigorous philological and historic analysis is crucial, and while the later sections [of the Analects] do contain late materials, the type of textual criticism that is based on considerations of alleged logical inconsistencies and incompatibilities of thought must be viewed with great suspicion.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/confucius   (3624 words)

 Analects of Confucius
The Analects contains 20 Books which were compiled not by Confucius, but by his disciples and by the disciples of his disciples.
Without reprinting the entire Analects it would be virtually impossible to convey what each of the 499 Chapters is about.
Regardless, the Confucian Analects 'is an attempt by Confucian disciples to relay the ideas and beliefs of one man. These beliefs would hopefully transform society into a better whole.
www.wckfc.com /article/ANALECT/analect.htm   (2174 words)

 Analects of Confucius Summary
The Analects (Chinese Lunyu) is one of the most influential texts in Chinese philosophy.
This essay is an analysis and critique of the Analects by Confucius.
The Analects' views on government, family, society and personal conduct are reviewed, and the author offers his own opinions and interpretations.
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 About Analects ink
Analects ink is the consultancy I started in late summer 2001 to pursue my passion as a writer.
Saying something profound and compelling as efficiently as possible is precisely the kind of puzzle I enjoy assembling.
This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
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 Understanding the Confucian Analects (April 1998) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
His refusal to play by the rules of the day denied him high office, but that very failure allowed him to secure an important place as a teacher to the political classes and to establish in East Asia the notion of personal virtue, rather than power or wealth, as a source of influence and authority.
Like the personal knowledge and spiritual transformation they promote, the Analects cannot be understood formulaically, nor is the goal of human perfection a place at which one consciously arrives at the appointed time.
Tu concludes, a common humanistic theme binds the Analects and ensures their continued relevance to modern society in East and West.
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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.
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.He spoke of those caring relationships as a system of "ritual" that people enact in their daily lives, thus infusing the secular with sacred dimensions.
The Analects is made up of dialogues, stories and anecdotes, always aphoristic and full of poetic turns of thought.
www.davidhinton.org /Pages/Analects.html   (303 words)

 The Analects of Confucius - Lun Yu
The Lun Yu, Analects or Sayings of Confucius, were probably compiled, says Legge, “by the disciples of the disciples of the sage, making free use of the written memorials concerning him which they had received, and the oral statements which they had heard, from their several masters.
Lunyu yinde (A Concordance to the Analects of Confucius) 論語引得;.
Alias the Lunyu, the Lun Yü, the Analects, les Entretiens du maître avec ses disciples.
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 Amazon.com: Analects of Confucius - A New-Millennium Bilingual Edition: Books: David H. Li (translator),Confucius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Born in Ningbo in 1928; earned a BA from St. John's University (Shanghai) in 1949 (at age 20), an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1950, and a PhD from the University of Illinois in 1953 (at age 24).
Li's dedicating this work to the Younger Generation of Chinese Ethnicity, expressing the hope that they would be proud of their cultural heritage that is second to none.
This new translation of the Analects of Confucius should not only be read by our American-raised younger generations, but should also be recommended to friends of other ethnicity, even to the first-generation immigrants who were deprived of opportunities of gaining access to Confucius's thoughts in their growing-up period, or who had misunderstood his teachings.
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 Confucian Ideals:
The Analects, attributed to Confucius, is a compilation of sayings as recorded by his disciples.
A student worksheet with several Confucian analects dealing with the idea of the superior man.   The analects are provided in the first column, and students are to provide examples AND/OR counter examples of these traits in both the governor’s son and in Miss Li.
He seems to try very hard to remain faithful to the spirit of the original, which results in some odd phrasings and a lot of embellishment, but generally speaking his translation is quite readable (not to mention extremely well-footnoted).
www.indiana.edu /~easc/lit_workshop/lesson_plans/sheffler_2002.htm   (5836 words)

 The Analects of Confucius
This is not a commentary on the Analects (Lun-yü,
It merely identifies passages that are famous, often quoted, or which I consider to be especially expressive for the principles of his thought.
The full discussion of the Chinese terminology may be found at the Confucius page.
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 Confucius and Analects: Two Fibers in the Single Thread of the Master's Way - Associated Content
In book IV, chapter 15 of the Analects, the Master tells us, as elsewhere (XV.3, to be considered below), that "There is one single thread binding my way together." (Lau p.
Lau, by drawing the word out as "doing one's best" must mean to draw attention to a nuance of the word, the sense of complete exertion (in being loyal), not holding back anything.
The edition of the Analects (Lunyu) referred to herein is the recently published bilingual edition of D.C. Lau's translation.
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 Lun Yu, the Analects of Confucius, Ancient Chinese Text, Modern Chinese and English Translations
This is a new version of Analects of Confucius containing modern Chinese and English translations.
Analects, or Analects of Confucius, written in twenty chapters, is thought to be a composition of the late Spring and Autumn Period.
There are various theories regarding its compilation, but it is obvious that it is somewhat of a patchwork, assembled over a period of time, but the core of the book could be attributed to the second generation disciples.
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 Paramount Magic Store. THE ANALECTS - Library of Chinese Classics (Chinese-English)
The Analects is a Confucian classic which appeared in book form in the early Warring States Period, Comprising 20 "books???
The core of The Analects is benevolence, which Confucius thought was "loving people" or having "loyalty and consideration." To achieve benevolence one had to, use "rite???
Based on careful and detailed textual research, the English translation of this edition is a complete one of great influence.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The Analects by Confucius
The Analects has been divided into the following sections:
Commentary: Several comments have been posted about The Analects.
Recommend a Web site you feel is appropriate to this work,
classics.mit.edu /Confucius/analects.html   (29 words)

 Harvard University Press: Transmitters and Creators : Chinese Commentators and Commentaries on the Analects by John ...
The Analects (Lunyu) is one of the most influential texts in human history.
Rather, the Analects was embedded in a web of interpretation that mediated its meaning.
Modern interpreters of the Analects only rarely acknowledge this legacy of two thousand years of commentaries.
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 Publications | The Original Analects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Original Analects extends to the entire Analects text a result of Tswei Shu (1760-1815), who in the early 19th century established the relative lateness of LY 16-20.
It may thus validly claim to be a solution of the problem of the Analects.
No book on the Analects can be a complete account of that text, and any new theory of the Analects will in the nature of things need to be fine-tuned as study of the text continues, and as new evidence for that study becomes available.
www.umass.edu /wsp/publications/books/analects/index.html   (752 words)

 Analects Discussion Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Analects 4:15 is one of the most studied and discussed passages in the text.
One of the most beautiful and interesting passages in the Analects is 11:26.
So far, we have been treating the Analects as if it could all be reliably attributed to Kongzi.
faculty.vassar.edu /brvannor/Reader/analectsdiscussion.html   (732 words)

 The Best of Confucian Analects in Arthur Waley's Translation - The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The source of these varied sayings and quotations is Lun Yu (The Analects) attributed to Confucius, in Dr. Arthur Waley's translation (1938).
Have a look: The complete Analects, translated by James Legge.
Those who are without friends to enjoy the late night with, could cultivate politeness for starters
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 Eremitism in Ancient China: Analects of Confucius - Articles - House of Hermits - Hermitary
The chief text is the Analects (Li chi), followed by lesser works: The Great Learning (Ta hsüeh) and the The Golden Mean (Chung yung) and the commentaries of Mencius (371-289 B.C.E.).
In these works, but specifically in the Analects, are found not only the intellectual and philosophical principles identified with Confucius, but also the first intimations of eremitism in ancient China.
Elsewhere in the Analects, Po I and Shuh Chi are referred to as "men noted for reclusion into private life" (8.18).
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 Library of Chinese Classics: The Analects (Chinese-English)
The Analects is a Cofucian classic which appeared in book form in the early Warring States Period.
While Confucius failed in his lifetime to rescue a crumbling civilization of the Zhou Dynasty with his teachings, he was to become the most influential sage in human history.
His thought, still remarkably current and even innovative after 2500 years, survives here in The Analects-a collection of brief aphoristic sayings that has had a deeper impact on more people's lives over a longer period of time than any other book in human history.
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 Analects of Confucius
Through one's efforts at practicing at the function of humaneness, one may enhance and develop one's humaneness, until one may be called a Superior Man, or even better, a "humane person." In the Analects, to be called a "humane person" by the Master is an extremely high evaluation, rarely acknowledged of any human being.
In the Analects, li, as a general category, is clearly defined in a relationship with humaneness, where humaneness is the inner, substantial goodness of the human being, and li is the functioning of humaneness in the manifest world.
The head of the Ch'i family is often criticized in the Analects for similar improprieties.
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 PENGUIN CLASSICS ANALECTS - Confucius - Penguin Classics
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.
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.
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 Confucius; The Analects;
A record of the words and teachings of Confucius, The Analects is considered the most reliable expression of Confucian thought.
The corpus of the sayings is taken as an organic whole and the final test of the interpretation rests on the internal consistency it exhibits.
This results in a truer understanding of Confucius' thought than the traditional interpretation and paves the way for a re-assessment of its importance in the history of Chinese thought and its relevance to the present day world.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/962201/9622019803.HTM   (232 words)

 The Original Analects; Sayings of Confucius and His Successors; E. Bruce Brooks and A. Taeko Brooks
It identifies and dates each layer of accretion, bringing the text to life and throwing a probing light on shifts and shades of thought in Warring States China, generation by generation.
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.
Bruce Brooks is Research Professor of Chinese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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 Study Questions
Be prepared to write an essay on the following problems based on the Analects.
In some cases, the footnotes (to the Introduction or the Additional Notes) may lead one to better understanding of Master K'ung's meaning.
How does the Analects promote and justify the traditional Chinese social structure, about which we are learning in class and the textbook?
www.utc.edu /Faculty/Bill-Wright/analects.htm   (280 words)

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