The Analects of Confucius 論語

Also known as Lunyu, with English translation by James Legge

Notes on the Analects of Confucius 《論語》

Source: Chinese Text Project, from "The Chinese Classics, volume 1", James Legge, 1861

The Analects of Confucius 《論語》, also known as Lunyu, is a collection of sayings from Confucius 孔子. The date of the text is uncertain. (Yao, 2000, p. 66) Alternative translation to some sections is given by Chan. (Chan, 1969, pp. 14-48)


  1. Chan, W., 1969. A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.
  2. Yao, X., 2000. An introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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