The Ethics of Confucius: The Sayings of the Master and His Disciples upon the Conduct of 'The Superior Man' Arranged According to the Plan of Confucius with Running Commentary

By: Confucius; Dawson, Miles Menander; Fang, Wu Ting

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First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, minimal loss of gilt from spine and front board titles. 1915 Hard Cover. xxi, 323 pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Confucius. One of the early American missionaries to China tells us that when he had finally convinced a Chinese scholar that there were schools in America the immediate assumption was: 'Then the people of your honorable nation are also acquainted with the books of Confucius.' It was a false assumption, and yet it is a great pity that more Americans are not familiar with the teachings which have moulded the lives of countless millions of our fellow creatures. An easy means of approach is offered by Mr. Miles Menander Dawson in 'The Ethics of Confucius', for he has culled choice passages from the works of the Master and his commentators and gathered them under seven heads, such as 'What Constitutes the Superior Man,' 'Self-Development,' 'The Family,' 'The State,' etc., and he has added a running comment of his own to link them together. Dr. Wu Ting Fang has provided a brief foreword. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Confucius (traditionally September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism or Taoism during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Confucius' thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism. It was introduced to Europe by the Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as Confucius. His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius, a collection of brief aphoristic fragments, which was compiled many years after his death. Modern historians do not believe that any specific documents can be said to have been written by Confucius, but for nearly 2,000 years he was thought to be the editor or author of all the Five Classics such as the Classic of Rites, and the Spring and Autumn Annals.

Title: The Ethics of Confucius: The Sayings of the Master and His Disciples upon the Conduct of 'The Superior Man' Arranged According to the Plan of Confucius with Running Commentary

Author: Confucius; Dawson, Miles Menander; Fang, Wu Ting

Categories: Ethics, Eastern, Asian,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1915

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2303922

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY EASTERN FAR EAST CHINA CHINESE WISDOM CONFUCIANISM CONFUCIAN IDEALS CONFUCIUS,