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The Wisdom of Confucius

Author: Yutang, Lin Publisher: Modern Library, 1938.Language: EnglishDescription: 290 p. ; 19 cm.Type of document: Book
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Print B121.42 .C4 C46 1938
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The Wisdom of Confucius Contents IMPORTANT CHARACTERS MENTIONED THE PRONUNCIATION OF CHINESE NAMES vii xi I. INTRODUCTION 3 i. The character of Confucian ideas 2. A brief estimate of the character of Confucius 3. Sources and plan of the present book 4. On the method of translation IL THE LIFE OF CONFUCIUS (by Szema Ch'ien) 53 1. Ancestry, childhood and youth (551-523 B.C.) 2. Between thirty and fifty (522-503 B.c.) 3. The period of great power (502-496 B.c.) 4. Five years of wanderings (496-492 B.c.) 5. In extremities in Ch'en and Ts'ai (491-489 B.c.) 6. Further years of wanderings (488-484 B.c.) 7. Scholarly labors and personal habits of Confucius (484481 B.c.) 8. His death (479 B.C.) and posterity III. CENTRAL HARMONY 101 I. The central harmony 2. The Golden Mean 3. Moral law everywhere 4. The humanistic standard 5. Certain models 6. Ethics and politics 7. Being one's true self 8. Those who are absolute true selves 9. Eulogy on Confucius io. Epilogue IV. ETHICS AND POLITICS 135 1. General idea of this essay 2. On the meaning of certain expressions 3. On achieving true knowledge 4. On making the will sincere 5. On setting the heart right and personal cultivation 6. On the relationship between personal and family life 7. On the relationship between family and national life 8. On the relationship between national life and world peace V. APHORISMS OF CONFUCIUS 153 1. Description of Confucius by himself and others 2. The emotional and artistic life of Confucius 3. The conversational style 4. The Johnsonian touch 5. Wit and wisdom 6. Humanism and true manhood 7. The superior man and the inferior man 8. The mean as the ideal character and types of persons that Confucius hated 9. Government to. On education, ritual and poetry THREE CONFUCIAN DISCOURSES ON SOCIAL ORDER VI. FIRST DISCOURSE: EDUCATION THROUGH THE SIX CLASSICS VII. SECOND DISCOURSE: AN INTERVIEW WITH DUKE AI 205 216 VIII. THIRD DISCOURSE: THE VISION OF A SOCIAL ORDER 224 1. The two orders of society 2. The evolution of li, or social order 3. Li based on human nature 4. Li based on heaven, or nature 5. The method of cultivating li IX. ON EDUCATION 241 I. The need for education 2. The ancient educational system 3. Extra-curricular studies 4. The ideal teacher 5. The process of learning X. ON MUSIC 251 I. The origin and function of music 2. A comparison of rituals and music, both based on harmony with the cosmic order 3. Music reveals man's character 4. On classical and modern music 5. Confucius on the different movements of the interpretative dance music of Emperor Wu XI. MENCIUS 273 I. The goodness of human nature 2. How our original nature is destroyed 3. The higher life and the greater self

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