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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Oriental religions > Confucianism

Van Jou Hele Hart - Kom Saam Na Die Middelkoninkryk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elkarien Fourie Van Jou Hele Hart - Kom Saam Na Die Middelkoninkryk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elkarien Fourie
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

“Not sex please,” sÍ die monnik en toe hy die verbouereerde uitdrukkings op ons gesigte sien, glimlag hy gerusstellend. “Seven is better . . . OK?”

Tussen misverstande, pogings om die taal en skrif te leer en lokvalle van swendelaars wat daarop uit is om ’n vinnige yuan te maak, is daar die vriendelike vreemdelinge wat soos ’n goue draad deur Elkarien Fourie se ervarings in China loop. Hulle is die “mede”-mense wat uitstaan tussen die gedrang van miljoene in die megastede; wat aanbied om die pad saam te loop eerder as om dit net te verduidelik.

Elkarien het Confucius se voorskrif gevolg en haar hele hart saamgeneem op hierdie avontuur wat haar gekies het eerder as andersom.

Karma (Paperback): Annie Besant Karma (Paperback)
Annie Besant
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings and Religion of the Parsees (Paperback): Martin Haug Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings and Religion of the Parsees (Paperback)
Martin Haug
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Paperback): Kumazawa Banzan Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Paperback)
Kumazawa Banzan; Edited by John A. Tucker
R668 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Kumazawa Banzan's (1619-1691) Responding to the Great Learning (Daigaku wakumon) stands as the first major writing on political economy in early modern Japanese history. John A. Tucker's translation is the first English rendition of this controversial text to be published in eighty years. The introduction offers an accessible and incisive commentary, including detailed analyses of Banzan's text within the context of his life, as well as broader historical and intellectual developments in East Asian Confucian thought. Emphasizing parallels between Banzan's life events, such as his relief efforts in the Okayama domain following devastating flooding, and his later writings advocating compassionate government, environmental initiatives, and projects for growing wealth, Tucker sheds light on Banzan's main objective of 'governing the realm and bringing peace and prosperity to all below heaven'. In Responding to the Great Learning, Banzan was doing more than writing a philosophical commentary, he was advising the Tokugawa shogunate to undertake a major reorganization of the polity - or face the consequences.

Confucius From The Heart (Hardcover): Yu Dan Confucius From The Heart (Hardcover)
Yu Dan
R220 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 work days

Simply written, and with a view to taking the wisdom of Confucius out of the hands of the academics and the philosophers and making it accessible to the general reader, Confucius From the Heart gives us a contemporary Confucius, one who can teach us how to attain spiritual happiness, adjust our daily routines and find our place in modern life. Yu Dan argues that his sayings, or Analects - far from being merely interesting quotes from ancient lore, of little use in our hectic, stress-filled world. Instead, they are simple truths that can speak to each and every one of us and help us lead better, happier, calmer lives.

The Analects - Conclusions and Conversations of Confucius (Paperback): Confucius The Analects - Conclusions and Conversations of Confucius (Paperback)
Confucius; Translated by Moss Roberts
R328 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

A fresh translation of one of the most recognized texts of the premodern world: The Analects is a must-read for those interested in China's past, present, and future. This new translation by renowned East Asian scholar Moss Roberts offers a fresh interpretation of this classic work, sharpening and clarifying Confucius's positions on ethics, politics, and social organization. While no new edition of The Analects will wholly transform our understanding of Confucius's teachings, Roberts's translation attends to the many nuances in the text that are often overlooked, allowing readers a richer understanding of Confucius' historic and heroic attempt to restore order and morality to government. This edition features a critical introduction by the translator as well as notes on key terms and historical figures, a topical index, and suggestions for further reading in recent English and Chinese scholarship to extend the rich contextual background of the translation. This ambitious new edition of The Analects will enhance the understanding of specialists and newcomers to Confucius alike.

Saving the Nation through Culture - The Folklore Movement in Republican China (Paperback): Jie Gao Saving the Nation through Culture - The Folklore Movement in Republican China (Paperback)
Jie Gao
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Modern Chinese Folklore Movement coalesced at National Peking University between 1918 and 1926. A group of academics, inspired by Western thought, turned to the study of folklore - popular songs, beliefs, and customs - to rally people around the flag. Saving the Nation through Culture opens a new chapter in the history of the Folklore Movement by exploring the evolution of the discipline's Chinese branch. Gao reveals that intellectuals in the New Culture Movement influenced the founding folklorists with their aim to repudiate Confucianism following the Chinese Republic's failure to modernize the nation. The folklorists, however, faced a unique challenge - advocating for modern academic methods while upholding folklore as the key to the nation's salvation. Largely unknown in the West and underappreciated in China, the Modern Folklore Movement failed to achieve its goal of reinvigorating the Chinese nation. But it helped establish a modern discipline, promoting a spirit of academic independence that influences Chinese intellectuals today.

The Analects: A Guide (Paperback): Erin M. Cline The Analects: A Guide (Paperback)
Erin M. Cline
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Analects (Lunyu) is the earliest and most influential record of the teachings of Kongzi (551-479 B.C.E.), known to most Westerners as "Confucius." If we measure influence according to the number of people who have lived their lives according to the teachings of a particular text, there is a good argument to be made that the Analects has been the most influential text in the world. This book argues that we have good reasons to study the Analects as a sacred text, and that doing so sheds light not only on the text and the Confucian tradition, but on what the sacred is, more broadly. It begins by examining what it means for a text to be regarded as sacred in relation to the unique history of this remarkably influential book, and goes on to offer a close study of the Analects, including its structure, its composition and compilation, and the purpose it has served in the Confucian tradition as the earliest and most authoritative record of Kongzi's teachings and conduct. The book further considers the history of the Analects as the most authoritative collection of Confucian teachings which virtually all major Confucians-as well as Chinese thinkers throughout history from the Mohist, Daoist, and Buddhist traditions-responded. This book explores the text, situating its teachings in relation to the religious practices of its time (including Zhou rituals and customs known as li and the veneration of ancestor and nature spirits), and discusses the Analects use and reception both in the periods following its composition and compilation and throughout China's imperial history up through the modern era, including the recent revival of activity in Confucian temples.

The I Ching - Or Book Of Changes (Hardcover, Reformatted): Hellmut Wilhelm The I Ching - Or Book Of Changes (Hardcover, Reformatted)
Hellmut Wilhelm; Translated by Cary F. Baynes
R591 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R84 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The "I Ching," or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.

Confucius Analects (??) - A New Translation with Annotations and Commentaries (Paperback): Raymond K Li Confucius Analects (論語) - A New Translation with Annotations and Commentaries (Paperback)
Raymond K Li
R509 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Chinese Philosophy and Philosophers - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd edition): Ronnie L. Littlejohn Chinese Philosophy and Philosophers - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Ronnie L. Littlejohn
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

For anyone looking to understand Chinese philosophy, here is the place to start. Introducing this vast and far-reaching tradition, Ronnie L. Littlejohn tells you everything you need to know about the Chinese thinkers who have made the biggest contributions to the conversation of philosophy, from the Han dynasty to the present. He covers: * The six classical schools of Chinese philosophy (Yin-Yang, Ru, Mo, Ming, Fa, and Dao-De) * The arrival of Buddhism in China and its distinctive development * The central figures and movements from the end of the Tang dynasty to the introduction into China of Western thought * The impact of Chinese philosophers ranging from Confucius and Laozi to Tu Weiming and some of the Western counterparts who addressed similar issues. Weaving together key subjects, thinkers, and texts, we see how Chinese traditions have profoundly shaped the institutions, social practices, and psychological character of not only East and Southeast Asia, but the world we are living in. Praised for its completely original and illuminating thematic approach, this new edition includes updated reading lists, a comparative chronology of Western and Chinese philosophers, and additional translated extracts.

Against Political Equality - The Confucian Case (Hardcover): Tongdong Bai Against Political Equality - The Confucian Case (Hardcover)
Tongdong Bai
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

How a hybrid Confucian-engendered form of governance might solve today's political problems What might a viable political alternative to liberal democracy look like? In Against Political Equality, Tongdong Bai offers a possibility inspired by Confucian ideas. Bai argues that domestic governance influenced by Confucianism can embrace the liberal aspects of democracy along with the democratic ideas of equal opportunities and governmental accountability to the people. But Confucianism would give more political decision-making power to those with the moral, practical, and intellectual capabilities of caring for the people. While most democratic thinkers still focus on strengthening equality to cure the ills of democracy, the proposed hybrid regime-made up of Confucian-inspired meritocratic characteristics combined with democratic elements and a quasi-liberal system of laws and rights-recognizes that egalitarian qualities sometimes conflict with good governance and the protection of liberties, and defends liberal aspects by restricting democratic ones. Bai applies his views to the international realm by supporting a hierarchical order based on how humane each state is toward its own and other peoples, and on the principle of international interventions whereby humane responsibilities override sovereignty. Exploring the deficiencies posed by many liberal democracies, Against Political Equality presents a novel Confucian-engendered alternative for solving today's political problems.

Human Beings or Human Becomings? - A Conversation with Confucianism on the Concept of Person (Paperback): Peter D. Hershock,... Human Beings or Human Becomings? - A Conversation with Confucianism on the Concept of Person (Paperback)
Peter D. Hershock, Roger T. Ames
R727 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R49 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Against Political Equality - The Confucian Case (Paperback): Tongdong Bai Against Political Equality - The Confucian Case (Paperback)
Tongdong Bai
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

How a hybrid Confucian-engendered form of governance might solve today's political problems What might a viable political alternative to liberal democracy look like? In Against Political Equality, Tongdong Bai offers a possibility inspired by Confucian ideas. Bai argues that domestic governance influenced by Confucianism can embrace the liberal aspects of democracy along with the democratic ideas of equal opportunities and governmental accountability to the people. But Confucianism would give more political decision-making power to those with the moral, practical, and intellectual capabilities of caring for the people. While most democratic thinkers still focus on strengthening equality to cure the ills of democracy, the proposed hybrid regime-made up of Confucian-inspired meritocratic characteristics combined with democratic elements and a quasi-liberal system of laws and rights-recognizes that egalitarian qualities sometimes conflict with good governance and the protection of liberties, and defends liberal aspects by restricting democratic ones. Bai applies his views to the international realm by supporting a hierarchical order based on how humane each state is toward its own and other peoples, and on the principle of international interventions whereby humane responsibilities override sovereignty. Exploring the deficiencies posed by many liberal democracies, Against Political Equality presents a novel Confucian-engendered alternative for solving today's political problems.

Confucian Role Ethics - A Vocabulary (Paperback): Roger T. Ames Confucian Role Ethics - A Vocabulary (Paperback)
Roger T. Ames
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Analects - An Illustrated Edition (Paperback, An Illustrated): Confucius The Analects - An Illustrated Edition (Paperback, An Illustrated)
Confucius; Illustrated by C.C. Tsai; Translated by Brian Bruya; Foreword by Michael Puett
R515 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

For the first time in one volume, The Analects illustrated by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of The Analects, one of the most influential books of all time and a work that continues to inspire countless readers today. Tsai's expressive drawings bring Confucius and his students to life as no other edition of the Analects does. See Confucius engage his students over the question of how to become a leader worth following in a society of high culture, upward mobility, and vicious warfare. Which virtues should be cultivated, what makes for a harmonious society, and what are the important things in life? Unconcerned with religious belief but a staunch advocate of tradition, Confucius emphasizes the power of society to create sensitive, respectful, and moral individuals. In many ways, Confucius speaks directly to modern concerns--about how we can value those around us, educate the next generation, and create a world in which people are motivated to do the right thing. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Michael Puett, coauthor of The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us about the Good Life. In addition, Confucius's original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the books for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

Friendship and Hospitality - The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China (Hardcover): Dongfeng Xu Friendship and Hospitality - The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China (Hardcover)
Dongfeng Xu
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Hardcover): Kumazawa Banzan Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Hardcover)
Kumazawa Banzan; Edited by John A. Tucker
R1,383 R1,301 Discovery Miles 13 010 Save R82 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Kumazawa Banzan's (1619-1691) Responding to the Great Learning (Daigaku wakumon) stands as the first major writing on political economy in early modern Japanese history. John A. Tucker's translation is the first English rendition of this controversial text to be published in eighty years. The introduction offers an accessible and incisive commentary, including detailed analyses of Banzan's text within the context of his life, as well as broader historical and intellectual developments in East Asian Confucian thought. Emphasizing parallels between Banzan's life events, such as his relief efforts in the Okayama domain following devastating flooding, and his later writings advocating compassionate government, environmental initiatives, and projects for growing wealth, Tucker sheds light on Banzan's main objective of 'governing the realm and bringing peace and prosperity to all below heaven'. In Responding to the Great Learning, Banzan was doing more than writing a philosophical commentary, he was advising the Tokugawa shogunate to undertake a major reorganization of the polity - or face the consequences.

Confucianism (Paperback): Paul R. Goldin Confucianism (Paperback)
Paul R. Goldin
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book presents a concise, balanced overview of China's oldest and most revered philosophy. In clear, straightforward language, Paul R. Goldin explores how Confucianism was conceived and molded by its earliest masters, discusses its main tenets, and considers its history and relevance for the modern world. Goldin guides readers through the philosophies of the three major classical Confucians - Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi - as well as two short anonymous treatises, the "Great Learning" and the "Classic of Filial Piety." He also discusses some of the main Neo-Confucian philosophers and outlines transformations Confucianism has undergone in the past century.

Human Becomings - Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics (Paperback): Roger T. Ames Human Becomings - Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics (Paperback)
Roger T. Ames
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The I Ching - A Biography (Hardcover, New): Richard J Smith The I Ching - A Biography (Hardcover, New)
Richard J Smith
R527 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The "I Ching" originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia. Jesuit missionaries brought knowledge of the "I Ching" to Europe in the seventeenth century, and the American counterculture embraced it in the 1960s. Here Richard Smith tells the extraordinary story of how this cryptic and once obscure book became one of the most widely read and extensively analyzed texts in all of world literature.

In this concise history, Smith traces the evolution of the "I Ching" in China and throughout the world, explaining its complex structure, its manifold uses in different cultures, and its enduring appeal. He shows how the indigenous beliefs and customs of Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet "domesticated" the text, and he reflects on whether this Chinese classic can be compared to religious books such as the Bible or the Qur'an. Smith also looks at how the "I Ching" came to be published in dozens of languages, providing insight and inspiration to millions worldwide--including ardent admirers in the West such as Leibniz, Carl Jung, Philip K. Dick, Allen Ginsberg, Hermann Hesse, Bob Dylan, Jorge Luis Borges, and I. M. Pei. Smith offers an unparalleled biography of the most revered book in China's entire cultural tradition, and he shows us how this enigmatic ancient classic has become a truly global phenomenon.

The Analects (Paperback): Confucius The Analects (Paperback)
Confucius
R182 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R32 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
The Sayings of Mencius (Paperback): Master Mencius The Sayings of Mencius (Paperback)
Master Mencius; Translated by James Legge
R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Analects - With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Paperback, New ed): Confucius Analects - With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Paperback, New ed)
Confucius; Translated by Edward Slingerland
R453 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R61 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entree 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.

Excavated Texts and a New Portrait of the Early Confucians (Hardcover, New edition): Kevin Turner Excavated Texts and a New Portrait of the Early Confucians (Hardcover, New edition)
Kevin Turner; Zhongjiang Wang
R1,900 Discovery Miles 19 000 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The main theme of this book is how newly excavated texts have provided new energy and perspectives to allow us to renew our understanding of ancient Chinese thought, especially that of Confucianism. Through an analysis of texts from the Guodian, Shanghai Museum, and other collections of excavated manuscripts, this book undertakes a wide-ranging analysis of Confucian thought in itself and also its influence on other trends of thought in ancient China. It focuses on such topics as morality, virtue, and self-cultivation, political philosophy, circumstance, and the relationship between human beings, others, and the natural world. It rethinks core Confucian concepts such as ren or "benevolence" and shendu or "maintaining one's moral nature" as well as great Confucian notions on circumstance and political philosophy. This book also illustrates the influence that Confucian philosophy had during the Warring States period showing that elements of its moral philosophy informed the consciousness and behavior of state officials in such places as the state of Qin. Excavated texts are an inescapable part of Chinese philosophy, as such this book is invaluable to anyone wishing to understand ancient Chinese philosophy, Confucianism, and anyone interested in the interplay between material and intellectual culture.

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