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Zhu Xi's Reading of the "Analects"


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1. Learning 2. True Goodness 3. Ritual 4. Ruling 5. The Superior Man and the Way Conclusion Appendix Index i

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A pioneering study of Zhu Xi's reading of the Analects, this book demonstrates how commentary is both informed by a text and informs future readings, and highlights the importance of interlinear commentary as a genre in Chinese philosophy.

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Daniel Gardner is professor of history at Smith College. He is the author of Learning to Be a Sage and Chu Hsi and the Ta-hsueh: Neo-Confucian Reflection on the Confucian Canon.


Gardner offers a sensitive and sympathetic reading of Zhu Xi's commentary on theAnalects... One leaves Gardner's work with a renewed appreciation of how interlinear commentaries functioned to reshape and revitalize the meaning of canonical writings and the tradition to which they belong. -- Ari Borrell Journal of Asian Studies An ambitious and wholly admirable new series. -- T. H. Barrett School of Oriental and African Studies Gardner's work in this volume is one of the most significant commentaries on the Confucian classics in our time. China Review International This is a small gem of a book... This is a revealing book, well worth the read. -- Edward Slingerland Journal of the American Oriental Society

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