101 Characters in The Analects of Confucius
By Bao Zhen  Publisher: Orient Publishing Center
Paper Back
2023-01-01 | ISBN: 978-7-5473-2086-0
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101 Characters in The Analects of Confucius is targeted at students (aged 10-14) of primary and middle schools. It is also a great read for readers of ages who have a fascination for Chinese culture. Sixty-eight aphorisms from The Analects of Confucius are selected and organized into seven themes: Learning, Friendship, Etiquette, Aspirations, Socializing, Political Affairs, and Filial Piety. The book essentially covers all of the major philosophical ideas introduced in The Analects of Confucius. A total of 101 frequently used Chinese characters (i.e., one or two characters from each aphorism) are explained in the book. All of the chosen characters are ones that are often used in classical Chinese and that students, in order to pass the Chinese high school entrance exam, must memorize. The book not only explains the origins and cultural connotations of Chinese characters but also helps readers consolidate their knowledge of classical Chinese. Each Chinese character is accompanied by illustrations that introduce the origin and evolution of the character. The rich combination of texts and illustrations makes for an easy-to-understand reading experience. By reading this book, readers can acquire knowledge about Confucius’s philosophical ideas as well as the historical background and cultural connotations of 101 regularly used Chinese characters.