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A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian AnalectsThe Students

A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects: The Students [According to the record of the famous Han historian Sima Qian—written centuries after the Master’s death— Confucius is supposed to have said that he had 77 students of some note (or notoriety), who were, the record has him adding, “All of exceptional ability.” (Some of their abilities, as we shall see, were matched by shortcomings which the Master regularly noted bluntly in the Analects.) Only 22 names can be assigned to students with any certainty in the text itself, however, with another three or four possible others mentioned depending on how the context is interpreted.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian AnalectsThe Students

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
ISBN
978-1-349-45414-3
Pages
21 –25
DOI
10.1057/9781137303394_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[According to the record of the famous Han historian Sima Qian—written centuries after the Master’s death— Confucius is supposed to have said that he had 77 students of some note (or notoriety), who were, the record has him adding, “All of exceptional ability.” (Some of their abilities, as we shall see, were matched by shortcomings which the Master regularly noted bluntly in the Analects.) Only 22 names can be assigned to students with any certainty in the text itself, however, with another three or four possible others mentioned depending on how the context is interpreted.]

Published: Nov 5, 2015

Keywords: Legalist Philosopher; Social Person; Chinese Thinking; Exceptional Ability; Formal Ritual

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