Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
To Châu belonged the eight officers, Po-tâ, Po-kwô, Chung-tû, Chung-hwû, Shû-yâ, Shû-hsiâ, Chî-sui, and Chî-kwa. [...] Cf. Lunyu 484
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out [...] Cf. Sunzi 233
In these pages it's possible to read the Analects of Confucius (Lunyu), The Way and its Power (Daode Jing) attributed to Lao-tse and some other wisdom or poetry texts in Chinese with English and French translations. Any Chinese characters are linked to dictionaries. Your browser must display Chinese.
Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
Wengu – Chinese Classics – Chinese on/off – Français/English
The Book of Odes, The Analects, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Three-characters book, The Book of Changes, The Way and its Power, 300 Tang Poems, The Art of War, Thirty-Six Strategies
Welcome, help, notes, introduction, table.
Index – Contact – Top