Analects : With Selections from Traditional Commentaries, Paperback

Analects : With Selections from Traditional Commentaries Paperback

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This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entree into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed light on difficult passages, provide historical and cultural context, and invite the reader to ponder a range of interpretations.

The ideal student edition, this volume also includes a general introduction, notes, multiple appendices--including a glossary of technical terms, references to modern Western scholarship that point the way for further study, and an annotated bibliography.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental & Indian philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780872206359


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This is the best book for anyone who wants to study Confucius. Slingerland's translation is wonderful, and the added commentaries are inispensable. The appendices in the back are also extremely useful, and I use them when studying other Chinese philosophy books.

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A splendid version (by Edward Slingerland) of this classic with an extensive selection of historical commentaries by Confucian scholars as well as several useful appendices. This edition is extremely useful and readable.

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