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  • "Étudier sans réfléchir est vain, mais réfléchir sans apprendre est dangereux." Confucius. 
    Les pensées de Confucius, philosophie fondatrice de la culture chinoise, constituent une source inépuisable d'inspiration et reste, dans une époque devenue insaisissable, un modèle à suivre, un art de vivre qui mène à la sagesse et au bonheur.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Doctrine of The Mean (or How to Achieve Equilibrium)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    In the The Doctrine of the Mean, one of the writings attributed to Confucius, many of the central doctrines of Confucianism are elaborated. The characteristic of jen is articulated in terms of a cluster of related moral terms including the Five Relationships, the principle of reciprocity (the Golden Rule), and various forms of virtue. The heart of Confucianism is explained here as the adoption of the policies of inculcating virtue in people by the example of tradition and the jen of the superior person.
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Classic of History (Part 1 & 2: The Book of Thang & The Books of Yü)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Originally called Shu (Book), The Classic of History got the name in the Han Dynasty, meaning a book of previous generations. It is China's earliest compilation of documentary records related to events in ancient history of China. Since the Han Dynasty, The Classic of History has been regarded as a classic on feudal Chinese politics and philosophy. It served as both a textbook for the emperors and an authoritative and classic code that children from noble families and scholar-bureaucrats must follow. The Classic of History had a great impact in Chinese history.
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Classic The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This book is the revised James Legge translation which has been extensively reworked and restored compared to the freely available Legge translations.
    The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers. It is believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475 BC-221 BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). By the early Han dynasty the Analects was considered merely a "commentary" on the Five Classics, but the status of the Analects grew to be one of the central texts of Confucianism by the end of that dynasty. During the late Song dynasty (960-1279) the importance of the Analects as a philosophy work was raised above that of the older Five Classics, and it was recognized as one of the "Four Books". The Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today.
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • La civilisation chinoise est, sans aucun doute, la plus ancienne civilisation de la terre. Elle remonte authentiquement, c'est-à-dire par les preuves de l'histoire chinoise, jusqu'à deux mille six cents ans avant notre ère.
    Ce qui doit profondément étonner à la lecture de ce beau monument de l'antiquité, c'est la haute raison, le sens éminemment moral qui y respirent. Les auteurs de ce livre, et les personnages dans la bouche desquels sont placés les discours qu'il contient devaient, à une époque si reculée, posséder une grande culture morale, qu'il serait difficile de surpasser, même de nos jours.
    Cette grande culture morale, dégagée de tout autre mélange impur que celui de la croyance aux indices des sorts, est un fait très importante pour l'histoire de l'humanité ; car, ou cette grande culture morale était le fruit d'une civilisation déjà avancée, ou c'était le produit spontané d'une nature éminemment droite et réfléchie : dans l'un et l'autre cas, le fait n'en est pas moins digne des méditations du philosophe et de l'historien.
    « Ce que le Ciel voit et entend n'est que ce que le peuple voit et entend. Ce que le peuple juge digne de récompenses et de punitions est ce que le Ciel veut punir et récompenser. Il y a une communication intime entre le Ciel et le peuple ; que ceux qui gouvernent les peuples soient donc attentifs et réservés ».
    « Obtiens l'affection du peuple, et tu obtiendras l'empire ;
    Perds l'affection du peuple, et tu perdras l'empire. »

  • BnF collection ebooks - "La loi de la Grande Etude, ou de la philosophie pratique, consiste à développer et remettre en lumière le principe lumineux de la raison que nous avons reçu du ciel, à renouveler les hommes, et à placer sa destination définitive dans la perfection, ou le souverain bien."BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

  • Confucius et Mencius

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    • Ligaran
    • 11 Février 2015

    Extrait : "La loi de la Grande Etude, ou de la philosophie pratique, consiste à développer et remettre en lumière le principe lumineux de la raison que nous avons reçu du ciel, à renouveler les hommes, et à placer sa destination définitive dans la perfection, ou le souverain bien."

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Great Learning was one of the "Four Books" in Confucianism. The Great Learning had come from a chapter in the Classic of Rites which formed one of the Five Classics. It consists of a short main text attributed to the teachings of Confucius and then ten commentary chapters accredited to one of Confucius' disciples, Zengzi. The ideals of the book were supposedly Confucius's; however the text was written after his death.
    The "Four Books" were selected by the neo-Confucian Zhu Xi during the Song Dynasty as a foundational introduction to Confucianism and examinations for the state civil service in China.
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Writings of Confucius + The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (6 books in one volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The collection of writings by Confucius includes :
    The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (Unabridged)
    The Great Learning (Unabridged)
    Classic of History (Part 1 & 2: The Book of Thang & The Books of Yü)
    The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation)
    Doctrine of The Mean (or How to Achieve Equilibrium)
    The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang)
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

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