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Lives of Confucius: Civilization's Greatest Sage through the Ages

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Documents the life and influence of the distinguished ancient-world philosopher, offering insight into his perspectives on a variety of topics while tracing how his work has been interpreted and applied throughout Chinese history.

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Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many centuries. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships. In time these values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Taoism and even Buddhism. His thoughts later developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism.

Today there remain many mysteries about the actual circumstances of his life, and the development of his influence has yet to be encapsulated for the general reader. But with Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson’s Lives of Confucius, many mysteries are laid to rest about his historical life, and fascinating details emerge about how his mythic stature evolved over time, right up to the present day.

Table of Contents

Kongzi, in Sima Qian's Shiji and the analects (MN) — Kongzi and his critics (MN) — Kongzi, the uncrowned king (MN) — The canonical Confucius from Han through song (TAW) — The supreme sage and the imperial cults : ritual and doctrine (TAW) — The cultic Confucius in the imperial temple and ancestral shrine (TAW) — A confusion of confuciuses : invoking Kongzi in the modern world (MN) — Epilogue (MN).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307590220
Subtitle:
Civilization's Greatest Sage through the Ages
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Nylan, Michael
Author:
Wilson, Thomas
Author:
Michael Nylan
Author:
Thomas, Wilson
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
History : Asia - China
Subject:
Religion : Confucianism
Subject:
Philosophy : History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Confucianism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Confucius
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
China
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Chinese Religion and Literature
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Confucian
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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"Synopsis" by , Documents the life and influence of the distinguished ancient-world philosopher, offering insight into his perspectives on a variety of topics while tracing how his work has been interpreted and applied throughout Chinese history.
"Synopsis" by , Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many centuries. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships. In time these values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Taoism and even Buddhism. His thoughts later developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism.

Today there remain many mysteries about the actual circumstances of his life, and the development of his influence has yet to be encapsulated for the general reader. But with Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson’s Lives of Confucius, many mysteries are laid to rest about his historical life, and fascinating details emerge about how his mythic stature evolved over time, right up to the present day.

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