Ye withered leaves ! Ye withered leaves ! / How the wind is blowing you away ! / O ye uncles, / Give us the first [...] Cf. Shijing 85
1. Yen Yüan and Chî Lû being by his side, the Master said to them, "Come, let each of you tell his wishes." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 118
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
This one-story inn at Nanjing ferry / Is a miserable lodging-place for the night – / But across the dead [...] Cf. Tangshi 286
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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