Sayings of Confucius and His Successors
This new translation presents the Analects in a revolutionary new format that, for the first time in any language, distinguishes the original words of the Master from the later sayings of his disciples and their followers, enabling readers to experience China's most influential philosophical work in its true historical, social, and political context.
The Original Analects is a remarkable book that ranks among the most significant and impressive works on Chinese thought ever published in English.
With the publication of this translation, scholars now have a fully developed interpretation of a single text with which to test the Brooks' hypotheses. Undoubtedly we have not heard the last or even the definitive word on dating texts in early China. But the Brooks should be credited with pushing the field one great step further along in its development.
The most exciting study of the Lun yu yet published in a Western language. Its potential implications are monumental, ranging from a rewriting of our understanding of early Confucianism and the nature of intellectual transmission in early China.
Its insightful readings and interpretive strategies stand to enrich our overall understanding of the Analects and its traditions.
The Original Analects (LY)
Confucius Himself LY 4
The Early Circle
LY 5 / LY 6
The Dzvngd Transformation
The Kung Transition
THe Hundred Schools
The Last Debates
A Private Interlude
Return to Court
The Conquest of Lu
1: The Accretion Theory of the Analects
2: Developmental Patterns in the Analects
3: A Window on the Hundred Schools
4: Confucius and His Circle
5: A reading of LY 1-4 in Text Order
Romanization Equivalence Table
Interpolations Finding List