A Reader's Companion to the Confucian Analects

Paperback: $13.00
ISBN-13: 9780824851446
Published: December 2014

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120 pages
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  • About the Book
  • In this little book, Confucian scholar and philosopher Henry Rosemont, Jr. has summarized forty years of experience studying, translating, and teaching the Analects. For essential cross-referencing of textual passages in differing translations, Rosemont provides tables of variant spellings of Chinese terms, a finding list for students named in the text, a concordance of key philosophical and religious terms, and an annotated bibliography to guide the reader's further studies and reflections on the text.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Henry Rosemont, Author

      Henry Rosemont, Jr. is currently a visiting scholar in the Religious Studies Department at Brown University.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • The beauty of this work is that, unlike many traditional lengthy and minutely detailed texts addressed to scholars, Rosemont’s A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects is simple in style, clear and concise, and interesting in its own right.
      Herbert Fingarette, author of Confucius: The Secular as Sacred
    • This marvelous little book describes itself as a ‘preface or prolegomena’ to the Analects, but it is much more than that. Rosemont invites readers to consider the text both as a window into Classical China and a mirror into ourselves, to deepen our self-knowledge and continue the spiritual task of self-cultivation.
      Marthe Chandler, DePauw University
    • [A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects] is aimed at situating the reader with no experience of Chinese texts, enabling them to understand the unique style, concepts, and central issues of the Analects.
      Alexus McLeod, University of Dayton