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By Richard Wilhelm

ISBN-10: 0710070055

ISBN-13: 9780710070050

First released in 1931. This re-issues the version of 1972.
This translation and Wilhelm's precious commentaries offer a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the fellow and his teachings. This quantity interprets The lifetime of Confucius from an historic chinese language textual content, the Shih Chi, or The ancient Records by means of Sse-Ma Ch'ien, relationship from the flip of the second one century B.C.

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30 T H E L I F E O F C O N F U C IU S he extended his rule to the nine Yi tribes and the hundred Man tribes, and caused them all to appear with the tribute of their country, in order that they might not forget the duties of their station. Then the Su Shen brought arrows of hou wood with stone heads. These were one foot eight inches long. 1 H e distributed jade to the blood relatives, in order to secure their allegiance, and he gave to the members of other families tribute gifts from distant regions, in order that they should not for­ get their submissiveness.

Con­ fucius had his disciple, Chung Yu, made steward of the Chi family, with the intention of razing the city walls of the cities of the three clans. There­ upon, the Shu-Sun family first dismantled the walls of Hou. The Chi family was about to raze the walls of Pi, but Kung-Shan Pu-niu and ShuSun Ch‘e put themselves at the head of the citi­ zens of Pi and fell upon the Duke of Lu and the three barons. These latter retreated into the fort­ ress of the Chi family, and mounted the tower of Baron Wu.

Wu demanded a hecatomb. Chancellor P ‘i demanded it of Baron K‘ang of Chi. Baron K‘ang had Tze Kung accom­ pany him, and thus the matter could be avoided. ” 1 At that time, the father of Che, the Prince of Wei, could not ascend the throne, and tarried out­ side his domains. The various princes had already frequently made representations on this account. But among the disciples of Confucius many were in the service of Wei. The Prince of Wei wished to obtain Confucius to conduct the government. eminent among birds.

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