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THE CHINESE CLASSICS

with a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena, and copious indexes

by

James Legge

IN FIVE VOLUMES

CONFUCIAN ANALECTS
THE GREAT LEARNING
THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN

PROLEGOMENA.

CHAPTER I.
OF THE CHINESE CLASSICS GENERALLY.

SECTION I.
BOOKS INCLUDED UNDER THE NAME OF THE CHINESE CLASSICS.

SECTION II.

THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHINESE CLASSICS.

CHAPTER II.
OF THE CONFUCIAN ANALECTS.

SECTION I.
FORMATION OF THE TEXT OF THE ANALECTS BY THE SCHOLARS OF THE HAN DYNASTY.

SECTION II.
AT WHAT TIME, AND BY WHOM, THE ANALECTS WERE WRITTEN; THEIR PLAN; AND AUTHENTICITY.

SECTION III.
OF COMMENTARIES UPON THE ANALECTS.

SECTION IV.
OF VARIOUS READINGS.

CHAPTER III.
OF THE GREAT LEARNING.

SECTION I.
HISTORY OF THE TEXT, AND THE DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS OF IT WHICH HAVE BEEN PROPOSED.

SECTION II.
OF THE AUTHORSHIP, AND DISTINCTION OF THE TEXT INTO CLASSICAL TEXT AND COMMENTARY.

SECTION III.
ITS SCOPE AND VALUE.

CHAPTER IV.
THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN.

SECTION I.
ITS PLACE IN THE LI CHI, AND ITS PUBLICATION SEPARATELY.

SECTION II.
ITS AUTHOR; AND SOME ACCOUNT OF HIM.

SECTION III.
ITS INTEGRITY.

SECTION IV.
ITS SCOPE AND VALUE.

CHAPTER V.
CONFUCIUS AND HIS IMMEDIATE DISCIPLES.

SECTION I.
LIFE OF CONFUCIUS.

SECTION II.
HIS INFLUENCE AND OPINIONS.

SECTION III.
HIS IMMEDIATE DISCIPLES.

CHAPTER VI.
LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL WORKS WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSULTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS VOLUME.

SECTION I.
CHINESE WORKS, WITH BRIEF NOTICES.

SECTION II.
TRANSLATIONS AND OTHER WORKS.