The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, / And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds. / The fish lies in [...] Cf. Shijing 184
1. Yen Yû said, "Is our Master for the ruler of Wei?" Tsze-kung said, "Oh! I will ask him." / 2. He went in [...] Cf. Lunyu 165
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
My heart sank when I headed north from Yan Country / To the camps of China echoing ith bugle and drum. / ...In [...] Cf. Tangshi 172
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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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.
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