Essential Analects

essentialConfucius: Essential Analects

Hackett Publishing Company, March 2006.

The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland’s acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms and short biographies of the disciples of Confucius and the traditional commentators cited.

“The ideal edition for a survey course or a course in which Analects is one of several works studied, this volume provides a representative selection from Slingerland’s acclaimed translation of Analects, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a concise introduction, bibliography, notes, and three additional appendices: Traditional Chinese Commentators Cited; Disciples of Confucius; and Glossary of Terms.”

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“One of the best available choices for the classroom.  Accurate, crisp, and concise.”
—Paul R. Goldin, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

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