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The Analects - Confucius
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ISBN: 9780393905106

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Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.ö ùStephen Owen, The New Republic The Norton Critical Edition aims to situate the historical figure of Kongzi, the legendary figure of Confucius, and the Analects (or Lunyu), the single most influential book ascribed to the Master's circle of disciples, within their evolving ethical, cultural, andpolitical contexts. Simon Leys as acclaimed translation and notes are accompanied by Michael Nylan as insightful introduction. Eleven essays by leading experts in the field of Chinese studies discuss a broad range of issues relating to the Analects, from the origins of the classicists (Ru) and theformation of the Analects text to the use (and abuse) of the Master as iconic image in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Asian, diasporic, and Western settings. Collectively, these readin, [PU: W. W. Norton]

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