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The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)



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'A leader Should be loved. Who Should be feared? The people.' The Most Venerable Book is one of the most sacred works of Chinese civilization. It has been read for over 1300 years as an essential guide to good governance, with its prestige stemming from the belief that it had been assembled by Confucius himself. Describing heroic figures and key events from China's past, this chronicle of changing dynasties, benevolent rulers, sagacious ministers and vicious tyrants extols the virtues of good kingship, and the need for those who restrain the powerful to maintain the order of the cosmos. This fluid modern translation breathes new life to an ancient text that still shows how to govern, and live, well. Translated with an Introduction by Martin Palmer

Product code: 9780141197463

ISBN 9780141197463
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS15
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
A wonderfully enjoyable storehouse of ancient Chinese history and legends, which also has an important role in understanding 21st century. China 'And remember: Heaven's blessing will cease forever if there's despair and poverty in your lands.' This book deals with this topic.