The Four Books -

The Four Books

The Basic Teachings of the Later Confucian Tradition

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In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books-Great Learning, Analects, Mencius, and Maintaining Perfect Balance-have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary and interpretation of the renowned Neo-Confucian thinker, Zhu Xi (1130-1200).

Product code: 9780872208261

ISBN 9780872208261
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Shows how the Four Books - "The Greater Learning", "The Analects", "The Mencius", and "The Doctrine of the Mean" - have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. This book provides an introduction to the later imperial Confucian tradition; and introduces the reader to Zhu Xi's commentarial understanding of the Four Books.