Book #3: The Analects

The Analects

by Confucius

Written by the students and disciples of Confucius during the fifth century BC, The Analects records the Chinese teacher’s words, ideas, and discussions with those who spent time with him. Central to the ethical and philosophy system known as Confucianism, the twenty chapters of the book are read and revered by readers throughout Asia and beyond.

For the project, I will read James Legge’s English translation of the book. This Scottish missionary to China translated The Analects in 1893, near the end of his decades of work with Chinese manuscripts. One of the main systems for romanizing Chinese text is named after him. The ebook copy of his translation that I will use is 86 pages long.

Related Links

  • [Book] The Analects on Wikipedia
  • [Author] Confucius on Wikipedia
  • [Info] Confucius Institute, an organization that promotes Chinese education and philosophy, although with controversial ties to the government of the People’s Republic of China

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