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Ancient Chinese Literature

This assignment is designed to develop research skills. You will not be asked to write a research paper in this class, but will undertake the first steps as if you were going to do so: choosing a topic, researching available sources on that topic, and compiling a bibliography of those sources complete with brief annotations on each source. More information about this assignment will be given under separate cover.

my topic:
Topic: Confucius
Question: What is Confucius’ view about study, nature, relationship between people and strategies of govern a country in the Analects, how can them related to nowadays’ life?

Please help me to find some Bibliography for this.
at least five.
here are a couple examples:
Yu, Dan. Yu Dan’s Insights into the Analects. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2006.
Danyu is a professor in Beijing University who is holding a master and phd in ancient Chinese literature.
Dan is a professor in Beijing University, she received master degree in ancient Chineseliterature and a doctoral degree in film & TV. Yu Dan’s Insights into the Analects was broadcast on CCTV as part of the Lecture Room program, which is one of the most popular lecture columns. The book sold more than 10,000 copies within the first day of release, in 40 days, sales exceeded 1.5 million. It has been published in English with a title of “ Yu Dan’s Confucius from the Heart.” In this book, Dan uses easy language briefly concludes the marrow of the Analects. Confucius said there is one relationship between human being and nature, which is harmony, he said human being and nature are actually one union. According to what Confucius thought in the Analects, Dan suggests the real harmony is not only the harmony between you and your neighbor, but a kind of understanding and awe with the nature. There is a power made the whole word grow together, and Confucius can understand this power, which is faith. In the Analects, Confucius’ students asked him, how to govern a country well? Confucius said only three factors are enough: powerful military, sufficient food and the faith of the country. There is nothing fear with death, the most horrible thing is the debacle of a country without faith. Dan said the politics is the stable and satisfaction from people’s heart, and all these are coming from faith.

Yang, Bojun. The Annotation of the Analects. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 1958.
Bojun Yang, the editor of Zhonghua Book Company, historical professor in Beijing University, the director of Chinese Language Society. He has distinctive view on the Analects, and use common language translate the Analects from ancient Chineselanguage. Confucius ever said To learn something and timely practice it, it is a pleasure, isn’t it? To have friends who have the same ambition as yours coming from far away and talk to each other, it is a delight, isn’t it? Not to blame a person who does not recognize you, it is a junzi, isn’t it? This is the basic way of study and being junzi from Confucius thought. Bojun Yang links these three sentences together, even though they seemed no connection at all. Bojun Yang suggests that we could understand it in this way: if my understanding of one study is accepted by others, it is a pleasure; even if my understanding is not accepted by people, but I can make friends who have same hobby with me, is also a delight thing; even though I didn’t make friends, I’m not angry with other’s misunderstanding, isn’t me a junzi?

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