We went to the hills of the east, / And long were we there without returning, / When we came from the east, / [...] Cf. Shijing 156
The Master said, "When a man is not in the habit of saying – 'What shall I think of this? What shall I think of this?' [...] Cf. Lunyu 407
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
The hermit in his lone abode / Nurses his thoughts cleansed of care, / Them he projects to the wild goose / [...] Cf. Tangshi 3
Having DOOMED SPIES, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and [...] Cf. Sunzi 246
In these pages it's possible to read the Analects of Confucius (Lunyu), The Way and its Power (Daode Jing) attributed to Lao-tse and some other wisdom or poetry texts in Chinese with English and French translations. Any Chinese characters are linked to dictionaries. Your browser must display Chinese.
Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
Wengu – Chinese Classics – Chinese on/off – Français/English
The Book of Odes, The Analects, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Three-characters book, The Book of Changes, The Way and its Power, 300 Tang Poems, The Art of War, Thirty-Six Strategies
Welcome, help, notes, introduction, table.
Index – Contact – Top