Analects Book 2: resources

I’ve finished my analysis of Book 2 of the Analects. You can click on the links below to learn more about the main themes of the book, including governance, leadership, and learning:

Analects Book 2 Translation
Analects of Confucius, Book 2 overview
Analects Book 2 by numbers
Analects Book 2 presentation
Analects Book 2: disciples
Analects Book 2: contemporary figures
Analects Book 2: on leadership
Analects Book 2: on learning
Analects Book 2: more on learning
Analects Book 2: on governance
Analects Book 2: on the rites
Analects Book 2: on filial piety
Analects Book 2: on trustworthiness
Analects Book 2: on culture
Analects Book 2: on Heaven
Analects Book 2: on law

Analects Book 2: contemporary figures

Although there is extensive (and inconclusive) debate over how high actually Confucius rose in the ranks of the bureaucracy of Lu, he was certainly extremely well connected with senior officials, members of the so-called Three Families that were the true powers in the state, and even its hereditary rulers. This gave him the opportunity to observe their character and behavior at first hand, and to offer them his counsel and wisdom (even if in most cases they chose to ignore it). Continue reading Analects Book 2: contemporary figures