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Lü's commentaries of History

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Lü Buwei

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Title: Lü's commentaries of History

AuthorLü Buwei (?235B.C.)

Translator: Tang Bowen

ISBN: 9787119060088

Press: Foreign Languages Press

Abstract:

This is a complete translation of Lü's Commentaries of History (Lü Shi Chun Qiu), an ancient classic compiled in 239 B.C. by Lü Buwei, the Prime Minister of the state of Qin, who collected and arranged the writings of his "house guests" or followers into a book. The writings represented his ideas and aimed to serve as a guide to government for the Qin ruler. Dealing with a wide range of subjects in more than 20(3,000 words, the book is one of the longest of the early Chinese classics and an encyclopedic compendium of early Chinese thought and civilization.

Contents:

Introduction

Part One Records

I. Records of Early Spring

  Early Spring

  The Foundation of Life

  Attaching Importance to Self

  Attaching Importance to Impartiality

  Doing Away with Selfishness

II. Records of Mid-Spring

  Mid-Spring

  Valuing Life

  Desires

  Dyeing Properly

  Fame

III. Records of Late Spring

  Late Spring

  Completing the Natural Span of Life

  Beginning with Self

  Judging a Person

  The Circular Way

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Part Two Views

Part Three Comments

Notes

 


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