Best Confucianism Books
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1. 150 Most Famous Poems: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and many more
Author: by Poetry House
Vervante (August 1, 2020)
This is an updated and revised version (July 2021). This great English Poetry Anthology contains 150 of the Most Famous Poems of the last centuries. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these famous poems remain Masterpieces of English Literature and continue to inspire and influence people all over the world.
This poetry compilation comes in the size of 8×10 inches (20.32 x 25. 4 cm) and is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, literature students and teachers or to complete your own book collection. The following 35 poems are an excerpt of the book’s content:My Last Duchess by Robert BrowningThanatopsis by William Cullen BryantA Red, Red Rose by Robert BurnsShe Walks In Beauty by George Gordon ByronKubla Khan by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeI carry your heart with me by E.E.
CummingsBecause I could not stop for Death by Emily DickinsonHope is the thing with feathers by Emily DickinsonHoly Sonnet: 10 by John DonneThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. EliotThe Road Not Taken by Robert FrostStopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert FrostA friend’s greeting by Edgar Albert GuestElegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas GrayAbou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh HuntOde On A Grecian Urn by John KeatsIf by Rudyard KiplingRecessional by Rudyard KiplingSonnet: 19.
2. The Analects (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Confucius
The Master said, If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil’The Analects are a collection of Confucius’s sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live.
Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one’s fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual’s supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards.
This edition contains a detailed introduction exploring the concepts of the original work, a bibliography and glossary and appendices on Confucius himself, The Analects and the disciples who compiled them. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
3. The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning with an Introduction by Nicholas Tamblyn
Author: by Confucius
Confucius is one of our very best thinkers, a model for living a self-aware and virtuous life. “The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning,” brings together the most important Confucian texts with an introduction by Nicholas Tamblyn, and is part of The Essential Series by Golding Books.
Confucius lived from 551479 BC. The principles he espoused largely reflected the values and traditions in China at the time. Rather than create a formal theory, Confucius desired that his disciples study, learning and mastering the classic older texts, and affirmed that the superior person seeks and loves learning for the sake of learning, and righteousness for the sake of righteousness.
Confucianism is the cornerstone of Eastern philosophy and religion (and, similarly, Chinese and Asian philosophy and their subsequent vital influence on Western philosophy). It is a key part of religious studies and in developing an understanding of classical philosophy and its impact on modern philosophy.
4. Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman
Author: by Charlene Smith
The definitive, authorized biography of Thea Bowman, a modern-day heroine, with never before-seen writings, interviews, and photographs. Thea Bowman was a black girl born in civil-rights-era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters in Wisconsin, and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none.
She fought prejudice, sadness, and brought joy to others even during her struggle with cancer and long after her untimely death in 1990.
5. Zhuangzi | Chuang Tzu (illustrated): The foundation of chinese esoteric thought (Illuminated Ancient Wisdom in Modern English)
Author: by Zhuang Zi
The Chuang Tsu is one of the most important books in Chinese literature and philosophy. It is one of the two foundational texts of Daoism. Also titled Zhuangzi, it is a commentary and extension of the Dao de Jing/Tao Te Ching, in the same way that Mencius’ Analects are an exploration of Confucius’ thought.
Written in around 300BCE during the Warring States period, it is a collection of anecdotes, fables, and stories that are as silly and funny as they are profound and thought provoking. Where the Dao De Jing is a distilled and poetic exploration of the Way, Zhuangi takes a much more human and real-world path through the mysteries of the Dao.
Using often humorous anecdotes, allegories, parables and fables mixed with conversations about particular aspects of the Way. James Legge’s translation is perhaps the most sophisticated and exacting one in existence. It carries as much as possible of the subtlety and detail in the original masterwork.
It is regarded as one of the greatest literary works in all of Chinese history, and has been called “the most important pre-Qin text for the study of Chinese literature.” Its main themes are of spontaneity in action and of freedom from the human world and its conventions.
6. Parables from Shambhala: The Wisdom of the East for Everyday Life (Sacred Wisdom Book 4)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
January 24, 2016
How can you love your neighbors when there is so much evil around? What is more real: our world or the world of our dreams? How can you reconcile yourself with death? Does your shadow have its own life? What is the origin story of Man and Woman?
Find all answers in this little yet profound book, which will help you comprehend the greatest ancient truths of the East through twelve short parables containing the universal Laws of Existence. These truths will be revealed to you through the juxtaposition of opposites: spirit and body, reality and illusion, good and evil, freedom and slavery, life and death, and so on.
In this way, the spiritual lessons of Parables from Shambhala will enable you to make the right decisions in your daily life and to respond with wisdom to the events happening around you. These parables were left as a heritage to humanity by the Mahatmas, the Great Souls of the East, and were written down by Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., who is named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins Mind Body Spirit.
7. Xunzi: The Complete Text
Author: by Xunzi
Princeton University Press
This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi presents a more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics.
Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton’s translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. This edition features an introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.
8. A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
Author: by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
The originalWhat Not to Wearfrom one of fashion’s most enduringly stylish women … Written by French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is a classic style bible for timeless chic, grace, and poise – every tidbit of advice today’s woman could possibly need, all at the tips of her (perfectly manicured) fingers.
From Accessories to Zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related – and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don’t) to marriage and sex.
9. The Analects (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Confucius
One of the most influential books in human history, in a revelatory new translationThe book that the Chinese have returned to repeatedly for reflection, renewal, and validation of their own views, The Analects was compiled by the disciples of Confucius, China’s earliest teacher and moral thinker, from his remarks and his conversations with rulers, political operators, and people he happened to meet.
It laid the foundation of the Chinese idea of what is moral and what is politically viable, what is a good government and who has integrity. Featuring both the English and Chinese texts, this new translation, by one of the pre-eminent scholars of Confucius, draws on the most recent excavated manuscripts and centuries of scholarship to illuminate the historical context of Confucius’ teachings, explaining who the many local figures referenced are, and navigating a rich tradition of commentaries.
The result is a map of Confucian thought that brings us as close as possible to experiencing Confucius as his followers might have 2,500 years ago. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
10. Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett Classics)
Author: by Confucius
This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entre into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland’s exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed light on difficult passages, provide historical and cultural context, and invite the reader to ponder a range of interpretations.
The ideal student edition, this volume also includes a general introduction, notes, multiple appendices-including a glossary of technical terms, references to modern Western scholarship that point the way for further study, and an annotated bibliography.
11. China's Last Empire: The Great Qing (History of Imperial China)
Author: by William T. Rowe
In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. The Great Qing was the second major Chinese empire ruled by foreigners.
Three strong Manchu emperors worked diligently to secure an alliance with the conquered Ming gentry, though many of their social edictsespecially the requirement that ethnic Han men wear queueswere fiercely resisted. As advocates of a universal empire, Qing rulers also achieved an enormous expansion of the Chinese realm over the course of three centuries, including the conquest and incorporation of Turkic and Tibetan peoples in the west, vast migration into the southwest, and the colonization of Taiwan.
Despite this geographic range and the accompanying social and economic complexity, the Qing ideal of small government worked well when outside threats were minimal. But the nineteenth-century Opium Wars forced China to become a player in a predatory international contest involving Western powers, while the devastating uprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaled an urgent need for internal reform.
12. The Analects of Confucius: A Philosophical Translation (Classics of Ancient China)
Author: by Roger T. Ames
“To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary-is this not me?”-ConfuciusConfucius is recognized as China’s first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished.
Now, here is a translation of the recorded thoughts and deeds that best remember Confucius-informed for the first time by the manuscript version found at Dingzhou in 1973, a partial text dating to 55 BCE and only made available to the scholarly world in 1997.
The earliest Analects yet discovered, this work provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture-and clearly illuminates the spirit and values of Confucius. Confucius (551-479 BCE) was born in the ancient state of Lu into an era of unrelenting, escalating violence as seven of the strongest states in the proto-Chinese world warred for supremacy.
The landscape was not only fierce politically but also intellectually. Although Confucius enjoyed great popularity as a teacher, and many of his students found their way into political office, he personally had little influence in Lu. And so he began to travel from state to state as an itinerant philosopher to persuade political leaders that his teachings were a formula for social and political success.
13. Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett Classics)
Author: by Mengzi
Bryan Van Norden’s new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi-one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism-this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries.
Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected bibliography; and an index.
14. Dragon Ride: True Stories of Adventure, Miracles, and Evangelism from China
Author: by Grace Jacob
XP (June 9, 2017)
In the 48 true stories in Dragon Ride, the beauty of the Lord is seen through the eyes of Buddhists, atheists, idol-worshippers, Muslims, and an animist as they encounter Jesus. Dragon Ride records the actual conversations Grace had with her Chinese friends, and many of them embraced Christ as the answer to their deepest longings.
From her 29 years living in China, Grace writes about persecution, evading the police, saving lives, helping the homeless and disabled, and she even writes about the murder of a friend. But more importantly, she writes of a God who acts on behalf of His children, of a faith that grew in the crucible of China, and of learning how to effectively share the gospel.
Grace’s stories are raw, personal, and humorous, and she openly shares about her own spiritual struggles and growth.
15. Budoshoshinshu: Essential Teachings on the Way of the Warrior
Author: by Daidoji Yuzan
A definitive treatise on the code of the samurai-revised and with a new introductionUpholding the samurai code both on and off the battlefield is one of the essential tenets of bushid, the Way of the Warriorand Budshoshinshu is a definitive treatise on living in accordance with the samurai code.
When it comes to books on samurai philosophy, the Edo-period classic Hagakure is iconic to contemporary readers, but Budshoshinshu, which was written during same period, was equally influential at the time. Many scholars consider Hagakure, which was influenced by Zen, to be the most radical and romantic of samurai texts, while Budshoshinshu is more measured and practical, owing to its heavy Confucian influence.
Taken in tandem, they provide a range of insights on the role of the individual within the samurai orderboth addressing the warrior’s role in times of peace and emphasizing the importance of living selflessly. Written by Daidoji Yzan, a Confucian scholar who descended from a long line of prominent warriors, Budshoshinshu comprises 56 pithy instructive essays for young samurai on how to live morally, with professional integrity and a higher purpose, and to carry on the true chivalrous tradition of bushid.
16. Butterfly and Dragonfly Coloring Book: an Adult Coloring Book Featuring Fun and Relaxing Designs, Butterflies Garden, Dragonflies, and Beautiful Flowers.
Author: by Reta Bareta
Butterfly and Dragonfly Coloring Book:Perfect for soothing an overstressed mind and relieving anxiety, coloring is also a proven way of boosting your focus, channeling your creativity, and helping you experience the benefits of meditative mindfulness. This coloring book contains a fun selection of unique illustrations that provides hours of creative and relaxing fun.
Butterflies Garden, Dragonflies, and Beautiful Flowers. Features:A variety of styles sure to please all levels of colorists. Each page is 8 by 11 inches. Each page is professionally composed. Beautiful and unique designs, no repeats. High-resolution printing. Each coloring page is printed on a separate page to avoid bleed-through.
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