Cold are the wind and the rain, / And shrilly crows the cock. / But I have seen my husband, / And should I but [...] Cf. Shijing 90
The Master said, "By extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of [...] Cf. Lunyu 308
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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