Confucius | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by James Legge

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Confucius.
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Critical Essay by James Legge

SOURCE: "Confucius and His Immediate Disciples," in The Chinese Classics, Vol. I, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1893, pp. 90-111.

In the following excerpt, Legge remarks on the veneration of Confucius and discusses the philosopher's views on government.

1. Confucius died … complaining that of all the princes of the kingdom there was not one who would adopt his principles and obey his lessons. He had hardly passed from the stage of life, when his merit began to be acknowledged. When the duke Âi heard of his death, he pronounced his eulogy in the words, 'Heaven has not left to me the aged man. There is none now to assist me on the throne. Woe is me! Alas! O venerable Nî!' Tsze-kung complained of the inconsistency of this lamentation from one who could...

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