Yes, [all about] that southern hill, / Was made manageable by Yu. / Its plains and marshes being opened up, / It [...] Cf. Shijing 210
[...] 2. When a friend sent him a present, though it might be a carriage and horses, he did not bow. / 3. The only [...] Cf. Lunyu 263
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
In a sharp gale from the wide sky apes are whimpering, / Birds are flying homeward over the clear lake and white [...] Cf. Tangshi 186
The enemy's spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted with bribes, led away and comfortably housed. [...] Cf. Sunzi 252
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