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Lun Yu or Analects. ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Kongfu Zi or "Confucius". The legendary founder of the Ru school of thought.

OTHER SOURCES:

The CND etext archive has copies of the Lun Yu (Analects) in English, GB, BIG5 and HZ.

I have put together a Chinese (GB encoded) - English version of the Lun Yu. (The English parts are translated by James Legge).

Charles Muller has his translation of The Analects on-line.

A partial translation is available from the Confucius Page.

The Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive--Pre-Qin Texts has a copy of the Analects.

In my view, two of the best translations currently available are:
- The Original Analects : Sayings of Confucius and His Successors (Translations from the Asian Classics) Confucius, et al / Hardcover / Published 1998
- The Analects of Confucius : A Philosphical Translation Roger T. Ames (Translator), Henry Rosemont (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1998

 

Meng Zi or Mencius. ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Meng Zi or "Mencius". Probably the most famous Confucian after Confucius.

OTHER SOURCES:

The CND etext archive has copies of the Meng Zi (Mencius) in GB, BIG5 and HZ.

Charles Muller has his partial translation of Mencius on-line.

The Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive--Pre-Qin Texts has a copy of the Meng Zi.

Bryan Van Norden's web pages include:
- Translation of selected pasages from Mengzi
- D.C. Lau's Mencius comments and corrections to Lau's Mencius.

The most comprehensive modern study on the Mencius is:
Mencius and Early Chinese Thought Kwong-Loi Shun / Hardcover / Published 1997

 

Xun Zi. ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Xun Zi. The defender of Confucianism from the many other contemporaneous schools of thought.

OTHER SOURCES:

The CND etext archive has partial copies of the Xun Zi in GB, BIG5 and HZ.

The Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive--Pre-Qin Texts has Selected Chapters (1-10, 17, 21-23).

John Knoblock has translated the complete works of Xun Zi in three volumns:
- Xunzi : A Translation and Study of the Complete Works, Books 1-6- Vol 1 John Knoblock / Hardcover / Published 1988
- Xunzi : A Translation and Study of the Complete Works, Books 7-16 Vol 2 John Knoblock / Hardcover / Published 1990
- Xunzi : A Translation and Study of the Complete Works/Books 17-32 Vol 3 John Knoblock / Hardcover / Published 1994
His Classical Chinese Philosophy Page is also well worth a visit:
- A brief history of the Xunzi text.
- A biography of Xun Kuang.
- An annotated critical edition in Chinese of book 6 of the Xunzi.

The Chinese Cultural Studies site has some translations of a few passages and also discusses Xun Zi.

For an introduction, Burton Watson's partial translation is useful:
Basic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu Burton Watson (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1967

 

Other Early Confucian Texts.
 

Da Xue or The Great Learning.
- The CND etext archive has copies in GB, BIG5 and HZ.
- There is also an English translation available here.
- Charles Muller has his translation of The Great Learning on-line.
- The Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive--Pre-Qin Texts has a copy of Da Xue.

James Legge's translation, while dated, still remains a good version:
- Confucius : Confucian Analects, the Great Learning and the Doctrine of the Mean Confucius / Paperback / Published 1971

Zhong Yong or The Doctrine of the Mean.
- The CND etext archive has copies in GB, BIG5 and HZ.
- There is also an English translation available Chinese Philosophy Page - Ru Jia or Confucianism
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