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Save on Nonfiction Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Conceptual Physics,12th Ed. You may also like. Classics Hardcover Books for Children. This new Analects is an extraordinary contribution and should by rights become the preferred starting-point for English-language readers.
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With this new translation comes a wealth of supplementary material. The Preface and Introduction, simply written but brimming with information, are followed by a Traditional Chronology of events in the history of Confucianism. After the translation, with commentaries generously included throughout, come five appendices: 1 Glossary of Terms, 2 brief introductions to Disciples of Confucius, 3 some other Historical Personages referred to, 4 notes on Traditional Chinese Commentators cited, and 5 remarks on other relevant Traditional Chinese Texts.
Quite a smorgasbord; but I suspect it will be the abundant, almost too abundant, citations from those commentators following each of the chapters.
Whether the translation has been unreliable, the commentary misguided or inadequate, or the presentation self-consciously eccentric, all have been wanting in one way or another. Slingerland's book finally gives us what we have been waiting for. Not only do we have here a trustworthy English rendering of the text but, in addition, aptly chosen selections from traditional commentaries following each analect.
Thus, students will now have access to a version of the book that reflects, in a most inviting manner, both the suggestive depth of the text and the influence it has had on centuries of Chinese readers. This should now be the Analects version of choice for use in undergraduate classes.
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The translator's philosophical training is evident throughout, yet he does not impose Western ideas and modes of discourse where they are unwarranted.
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