Confucian Traditions

  • The Teacher
  • Confucius - K'ung-fu-tzu or Kongfuzi
    [A useful introductory interpretation by Kelley L. Ross who maintains a fine web site on the history of philosophy.]
  • Confucius
    [A reliable article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.]
  • Confucianism
    [A simple introduction with links to other sites. Part of "The Spiritual Sanctuary" pages.]
  • Confucius, Mencius, and Xun-zi
    [An essay on comparative ethics by Sanderson Beck.]
  • An Imaginary Dialogue between Confucius and John Dewey
    [Two great philosophers of education exchange ideas. The work of Dr. Lih-Ching Chen Wang]

  • The Classics
  • Cult of Confucius and the Temple of Culture
    [A brief introduction and links to online translations of the Five Classics and Four Books provided by Thomas A. Wilson and Stephanie Wong of Hamilton College.]
  • Six Chinese Classics
    [Translations by Dr. A. Charles Muller of Toyo Gakuen University in Japan of the Analects of Confucius, the Great Learning, the Doctrine of the Mean, the Mencius, and the Dao de Jing, and Zhuangzi. This is part of his Resources for East Asian Language and Thought.]
  • The Analects in English Translation
    [A convenient HTML version from the Exploring Ancient World Cultures site at the University of Evansville, USA. There is a downloadable .txt file version at the sadly damaged MIT Classics server, too.]
  • Confucius Publishing Company Ltd.
    [At this multi-language site the Analects (Lun Yu) and extracts of other texts in several languages are provided by Mr. William Cheung in Hong Kong.]
  • Chinese Characters and Culture
    [An excellent site for those who know how to read Chinese characters (rendered in Big 5 format), and worth a look even by those who do not. See especially Rick Harbaugh's work on Confucian Classics at this site.]

    Issues in Interpreting Confucius
  • The Warring States Project
    [A project at the University of Massachusetts to interpret the works and thought of the period and that resulted in the publication of a new approach to the Analects in 1998: E. Bruce Brooks and A. Taeko Brooks, The Original Analects: Sayings of Confucius and His Successors (Columbia University Press). Worth reading by serious students. These proposals might be compared with those of Roger Ames.]

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