Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding, this complete edition of Confucius's Analects is presented with a new introduction and new editorial notes. You may rob the Three Armies of their commander, but you cannot deprive the humblest peasant of his opinion. --Confucius (Analects 9.25) Confucius's Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years, and continues to influence thought and values today. His reflections largely concern ethics; morality within marriage, the family, and government; social relationships, justice, valor, and virtue. This complete edition of the Analects, consisting of 20 books with brief passages from Confucius and his disciples, presents the classic translation with a new introduction and new editorial notes. Whether your interest is in philosophy, Chinese culture and leadership, spirituality, or success, Confucius has wise and accessible words on all these topics.
About the Author
James Trapp is the author of Chinese Characters: The Art and Meaning of Hanzi and has translated a new edition of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. He has also edited three titles in the Chinese Bound Classics series: Chinese Astrology, Chinese Proverbs, and Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). A Chinese-language graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, he teaches Mandarin and is an Education Officer on the China Collection at the British Museum.