The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

Annping Chin / Feb 23, 2020

The Authentic Confucius A Life of Thought and Politics For than two thousand years Confucius has been an inseparable part of China s history Yet despite this fame Confucius the man has been elusive Now in The Authentic Confucius Annping Chin has worke

  • Title: The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics
  • Author: Annping Chin
  • ISBN: 9780743246187
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China s history Yet despite this fame, Confucius the man has been elusive Now, in The Authentic Confucius, Annping Chin has worked through the most reliable Chinese texts in her quest to sort out what is really known about Confucius from the reconstructions and the guesswork that muddled his memoFor than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China s history Yet despite this fame, Confucius the man has been elusive Now, in The Authentic Confucius, Annping Chin has worked through the most reliable Chinese texts in her quest to sort out what is really known about Confucius from the reconstructions and the guesswork that muddled his memory.Chin skillfully illuminates the political and social climate in which Confucius lived She explains how Confucius made the transition from court advisor to wanderer, and how he reluctantly became a professional teacher as he refined his judgment of human character and composed his vision of a moral political order The result is an absorbing and original book that shows how Confucius lived and thought his habits and inclinations, his relation to the people of the time, his work as a teacher and as a counselor, his worries about the world and the generations to come.In this book, Chin brings the historical Confucius within our reach, so that he can lead us into his idea of the moral and to his teachings on family and politics, culture and learning The Authentic Confucius is a masterful account of the life and intellectual development of a thinker whose presence remains a powerful force today.

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    1. With the ascendancy of New Age religion and metaphysics, if one can even bear to grace them those names, it has been increasingly difficult to discern the scholarly from the hogwash, the learned from the those whose aimless spirits are drawn to the next universal panacea. The problem is only compounded when we see the convergence of these ideas with those in Buddhism, Hinduism, and other Asian traditions. Thankfully, Annping Chin provides us with a carefully thought out perspective, a deep rever [...]


    2. If I remember correctly, I picked this book up on a whim from the biography shelf of the library. Not just a "whim", as I have read several histories, biographies and mythology books on China during the past 20 years. I found the book to be well-written and interesting. I can't explain why other reviewers/readers give it such low marks, but I thought that the level of research and writing were better than just "ok".It's not true that Confucius said any of the things that came out of Charlie Chan [...]


    3. This was a pretty dense coverage of Confucius and it is hard to follow without some previous knowledge of Chinese history and the man. No gentle introduction and unlike many books the beginning was harder to get through than the ending. The ending was much more about Confucius as a person while the beginning was a history of his times which was really difficult to follow.


    4. The Authentic Confucius a Life of Thought and Politicsprovides a narrative view of the life of Confucius and his immediate disciples. Annping Chin presents a compelling, humanizing tale of Confucius' life from his tragic loss of his father at three, through his ups and downs as a professional, to the last days of his life. An interesting read that is a break from the mostly-dry tomes of other introductions.


    5. The legacy of Confucius (Kong Fuzi, 孔夫子) permeates the cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. However influential his teachings have been, Confucius the man has been obscured for millennia. Using the earliest source materials as her basis – the Analects and the Zuo Commentary – the author unravels the myth and embellishment to give us a portrait of the man and his times. This is an engrossing look at the cultural morals and political intrigue of the late Spring and Autumn period [...]


    6. Chin attempts, using recently recovered ancient fragments of manuscripts, as well as the traditional compilations of the Analects, to reconstruct the political and social world of Confucius. This is in many ways a work of historiography--at what point were certain anecdotes embroidered upon, edited or added entirely, and for what reason? It is also fascinating to see how a man very much of his time and place became a timeless political philosopher.


    7. "Their good points,I would try to emulate;their bad points,I would try to correct in myself". The chapter on 'teaching' is my most favourite topic. This book has all the ingredient that Confucius teaches related by the author. She constructed the history so well that I cannot find any story telling that was hyperbolized.


    8. It's an interesting book, but I just can't seem to really read through the whole book. I just browse and read a page or two now and then.


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