The Analects of Confucius: Simple Bilingual Reference

The Analects (论语) of Confucius are one of the most influential texts in the world and one of the most widely read in Asia over the last two millenia. Few people read them in their entirety and only a handful of scholars care about their translation. The standard English translation is James Legge’s, but our favorite is Simon Leys’ which was the career capper for this giant of Sinology. Below is the complete Analects in both English (Legge’s translation) and simplified Chinese characters book by book, chapter by chapter. Chinese Wiki has the original ancient text (古文) translated into modern day Chinese (白话).

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