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WENBORN, N.: Confucius - In a Nutshell (Unabridged)


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WENBORN, N.: Confucius - In a Nutshell (Unabridged)

Confucius stands alone among the world’s great thinkers. Perhaps no other teacher has exerted so powerful a hold over so many people for so long. For two and a half millennia his sayings, preserved and developed by generations of his followers, have shaped the cultural and political life of the world’s most populous nation, and they continue to offer fresh insights for today’s globalised society. This audiobook sets Confucius’s life and teachings in the context of the long history of China, and examines the origins, meanings and influence of one of history’s most enduring philosophical traditions.

  Confucius – In a Nutshell (Unabridged)
1.   Confucius – In a Nutshell 00:05:06
2.   Whatever else he was, the Duke of Zhou… 00:05:37
3.   About Confucius's private life we know next to nothing…. 00:04:20
4.   Confucius's stint as police commissioner came to a sudden end… 00:04:32
5.   He was clearly an inspirational teacher… 00:04:22
6.   The Analects as we now have it consists of 20 so - called 'books'… 00:04:56
7.   Round the corner from the by - street… 00:05:15
8.   We look to the Analects in vain, however… 00:04:52
9.   The Analects shows us a very human Confucius… 00:05:22
10.   The Way, or dao, is mentioned several times in the Analects. 00:04:15
11.   Confucius expands on this in another conversation… 00:05:13
12.   At his most pragmatic, he takes an almost utilitarian view… 00:04:11
13.   What Confucius has to say about Fate or Destiny… 00:04:56
14.   Central to this remarkable cultural triumph… 00:04:27
15.   Throughout the period when the Classics were being formalised… 00:03:15
16.   Central to this Neo - Confucian metaphysics… 00:04:14
17.   Mao Zedong, who swept to power in the Communist Revolution… 00:03:34

Total Playing Time: 01:18:27

Wenborn, Neil

Carrington, Nigel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0019

Barcode: 9781843794356

Physical Release: 2010

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