Confucianism has been the spiritual pillar
of Chinese people and the peoples of the East Asian countries.
The ethics and morality
shaped by Confucianism have forged the positive and enterprising
life and work attitudes of Asians. The book is compiled with
objectives to cultivate mutual tolerance and understanding
between Eastern and Western cultures, as well as to allow readers
from all over the world to learn the civilizations of Asia.
The book's 140 selected items from The
Analects are representations of Confucian teachings which carry
thoughts beyond the limitation
of time and space. They are rich in modern meanings and stimulating.
The content starts with self-perfection practices, such as "learning",
followed by subjects about the ways of conducting oneself in society,
and ending with "life and death".
In addition to bilingual modern translation, the contemporary
interpretation uses plain language, and through comparison with
Western or contemporary beliefs, provides insights into the sayings
of Confucius and his disciples from different perspectives.
About the Authors
Dr. Troy Lui is the Head of Chinese Curriculum Research Division and Executive
Secretary of the Culture Committee of the Yew Chung Education Foundation;
Dr. Zhou Weichi is the Associate Professor of the Institute of World Religions,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Mr. Terry Cheng is the Head of Website
and Editorial Division and member of the Culture Committee of the Yew Chung