Note: The image of
the sage with a staff above is used with permission of the Wandering
China - General
Premiere site on the internet for Chinese
language, literature, art, history, philosophy & religion posts elegant
cyber-texts of many Chinese classics. Simple free software lets you read
documents in Chinese & English.
This chapter of Richard Hooker's
Civilizations offers historical
introductions to leading sages (Confucius,
Ti) & major movements (legalism,
and excerpts from select classics (Analects
Expanded version of Wesleyan University's
Confucian e-text project includes texts from later Neo-Confucian & other
traditions. English notes but no English translation of texts provided. Free
downloadable internet fonts required to view Chinese characters.
Steven A. Brown maintains a well designed
portal to classic texts & information about
other resources for Chinese thought on the internet.
Gary Arbuckle analyzes the transformation of
the concept of deity between the Shang and Chou dynasties.
George Whincup's comprehensive index of
websites devoted to the Book of Changes, conventional commentary (from Richard
to Cyrille Javary's
the I-Ching to Tony
Granillo's masters thesis,
the I-Ching) & on-line
Hanno Lecher's authoritative annotated guide
offers detailed descriptions & ratings of research quality websites. Big 5
font required to view Chinese characters (Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg).
Anthropologist Richard Effland's report on his
academic exchange in China includes a survey of the
basis of Chinese culture from the Shang
to Han dynasties, with detailed introduction to
Charles Muller's directory of scholarly
internet tools includes articles on
East Asian philosophy
& religion, information on viewing texts with
encoded Chinese, Korean & Japanese characters & fresh English
classics (Toyo Gakuen U., Japan).
Complete text of Yu Chien's
doctoral 1997 dissertation at Lancaster U (UK).
For those who like to read a work in the
original language Rick Harbaugh (Yale U) offers the classics in Chinese
characters (no special font required) with linked English translations.
Confucian texts include the Analects
(Lun Yu), Doctrine of the Mean
(Zhong Yong), Great Learning
(Da Xue), & Filial Piety
(Xiao Jing). Clickable lexical notes aid readers in deciphering
characters. A superb tool for anyone learning Chinese.
Charles Muller provides fresh English
translations of the
of the Mean, &
Richard Hooker sketches the influence of the
Chinese master K'ung Ch'iu (6th c BCE ) & his principle of
Gary Arbuckle explains how an outsider opened
the privileges of ancient Chinese aristocracy to any educated person.
Thomas A. Wilson presents a general survey of the
development of Confucian ritual illustrated with images of temples &
shrines in Beijing & other cities (Hamilton College NY).
Gary Arbuckle argues that the depersonalization
of deity in Confucianism was the deliberate product of political necessity.
Elegant Chinese language e-version of Lao Sze-kwang's
dictionary provides explanations of philosophical concepts, short biographies of
philosophers, and descriptions of the most important classics. Requires Big 5
font (Hong Kong U).
Full text of the primary Confucian classic in
Chinese & English, with multilingual annotations from the shelves of the
reading room of China the
Features a traditional
of Confucius, with elegant parallel English/Chinese texts of the
of Rites (book 9),
6.2.15 & an extensive
archive with over 200 on-line images.
Gary Arbuckle traces the metamorphosis of the
image of Confucius.
Presentation of the controversial
research of Bruce & Taeko Brooks to date Chinese classic texts from the
5th-3rd c. BCE, such as the
of Confucius (U of Massachusetts).
Digging. Help fill holes.
This page was revised
20 February 2008