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The Analects - Part 2 of 3


Attributed to Confucius c. 500 BC, translated by Arthur Waley, (New York: Macmillan, 1938; reprinted Vintage, 1989), paperback. This edition comes with a useful introduction and commentary.



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Chinese philosopher, teacher, and preacher. Living in the second half of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty, when feudalism degenerated in China and intrigue and vice were rampant, Confucius deplored the contemporary disorder and lack of moral standards. He taught forgotten classical moralists and philosophers, and gathered a large following before his death. Author (through his disciples) of Analects.

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