The Original Analects

Sayings of Confucius and His Successors

E. Bruce Brooks and A. Taeko Brooks

Columbia University Press

The Original Analects

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Pub Date: September 2001

ISBN: 9780231104319

342 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: April 1998

ISBN: 9780231104302

342 Pages

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The Original Analects

Sayings of Confucius and His Successors

E. Bruce Brooks and A. Taeko Brooks

Columbia University Press

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. Journal of Asian Studies
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. Pacific Affairs
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. Chinese Review International
Its insightful readings and interpretive strategies stand to enrich our overall understanding of the Analects and its traditions. Lisa Raphals, International Studies in Philosophy
Introduction
The Original Analects (LY)
Confucius Himself LY 4
The Early Circle
LY 5 / LY 6
The Dzvngd Transformation
LY 7
LY 8
LY 9
The Kung Transition
LY 10
LY 11
LY 3
THe Hundred Schools
LY 12
LY 13
LY 2
The Last Debates
LY 14
LY 15
A Private Interlude
LY 1
LY 16
Return to Court
LY 17
LY 18
The Conquest of Lu
LY 19
LY 20
Appendices
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
Apparatus
Works Cited
Romanization Equivalence Table
Interpolations Finding List
Index
Afterword

About the Author

E. Bruce Brooks is Research Professor of Chinese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has published studies on various aspects of textual analysis in Chinese and English.A. Taeko Brooks is the coauthor, with E. Bruce Brooks, of Chinese Character Frequency Lists and with him was the cofounder in 1993 of the Warring States Working Group.