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By Confucius,Michael Nylan,Simon Leys

“Leys has made Confucius converse English extra persuasively than any translator to this point. His success is certainly one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his activity as making the Confucius of the Analects absolutely persuasive back. He does this brilliantly.”

—Stephen Owen, The New Republic

The Norton severe version goals to situate the ancient determine of Kongzi, the mythical determine of Confucius, and the Analects (or Lunyu), the one so much influential ebook ascribed to the Master's circle of disciples, inside their evolving moral, cultural, and political contexts. Simon Leys’s acclaimed translation and notes are followed via Michael Nylan’s insightful introduction.

Eleven essays by means of top specialists within the box of chinese language reviews speak about a extensive variety of concerns in terms of the Analects, from the origins of the classicists (Ru) and the formation of the Analects textual content to the use (and abuse) of the Master’s iconic snapshot in 20th- and twenty-first-century Asian, diasporic, and Western settings. jointly, those readings recommend that the Confucius we idea we knew isn't the Kongzi of list and that this Kongzi is a protean determine given to swift swap and continuous reevaluation. members contain Henry Rosemont Jr., Nicolas Zufferey, Robert Eno, Thomas Wilson, Sébastien Billioud and Vincent Goossaert, Julia ok. Murray, Mark Csikszentmihalyi and Tae Hyun Kim, Eric L. Hutton, Luke Habberstad, He Yuming, and Sam Ho.

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