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|Title||:||the wisdom of confucius with critical and biographical sketches|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||198 Pages|
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the wisdom of confucius with critical and biographical sketches Reviews
Not what I expectedIt is really not fair for me to give a review. But since I read the book I will venture to do so. If I wasn't so OCD about finishing a book, I would have skipped all of the Odes at the end . I have no mind for poetry , especially when the symbolism is from a culture so foreign to Western thinking. Some parts were very interesting and enjoyable , but without a deeper understanding of Chinese culture I felt I was going in blind. Some extra commentary would have helped, but would have made the book so much longer . I was hoping for more short pithy sayings of wisdom in the form of Proverbs, but none were present . Some of the comments were about such mundane things as to not even be worth writing about , but probably had significance to the culture . Maybe before reading this book a person should get a little more background in Chinese culture . So, although this is probably a good book it was not a good book for me.
This is one of my favorites in philosophy. Confucius takes such a positive, simple, and humanistic approach on life which really affects you deeply. It's amazing that Confucius lived more than 2500 years ago; many of teachings still ring true to present day events and views. I also love how you can relate Confucius' life to that of Jesus'. Obviously whoever wrote the bible (especially with Exodus and Moses teachings along with the gospels) was definitely influenced by Confucius. Highly recommended!
Not so much read as abandoned about a third of the way through. He may be wise, but I think he dropped the ball somewhat in not getting a good editor.
I was expecting wisdom not his opinion on if certain ancient Chinese prince's were good ones.