The Analects

The Analects


Confucius was an itinerant philosopher and China's first and greatest teacher. The Analects preserves his teachings, as compiled by his disciples after his death. This new translation, by one of the pre-eminent scholars of Confucius, draws on the most recent excavated texts and latest scholarship. The historian Annping Chin sets out to illuminate the book's context, explaining who the many local figures referenced in The Analects are, and navigating a rich tradition of historical commentaries to provide a map of Confucian thought that brings us as close as possible to experiencing Confucius as his followers might have 2,500 years ago.

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