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Our visitor's most requested books about Confucianism
Confucius and D.C. Lau (Translator)
Wonderful translation of the classic of Chinese wisdom detailing the words and deeds of Confucius.
Mencius and D.C. Lau (Translator)
Written by "the second sage" of Confucianism, Mencius is a collection of his sayings and dialogues with disciples, rulers, and rival philosophers. It takes up Confucius's theories of jen, or goodness, and yi, righteousness, explaining that the individual can achieve harmony with mankind and the universe by perfecting his innate moral nature and acting with benevolence and justice.
||The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics|
This book clears away most of the difficulties Westerner's have in understanding Confucius, and allows us to approach an understanding of the sage's life, work, and sayings. A perfect companion to the Analects and a wonderful introduction to early Chinese Confucianism and its continuing role in Chinese society.