The moat at the east gate, / Is fit to steep hemp in. / That beautiful, virtuous, lady, / Can respond to you in [...] Cf. Shijing 139
When Yen Yüan died, Yen Lû begged the carriage of the Master to sell and get an outer shell for his son's coffin. / The [...] Cf. Lunyu 275
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
China's Emperor, craving beauty that might shake an empire, / Was on the throne for many years, searching, never [...] Cf. Tangshi 71
Hence the experienced soldier, once in motion, is never bewildered; once he has broken camp, he is never at a loss. [...] Cf. Sunzi 177
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 off/on – 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