Five Classics (3.1A) F'09

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Unformatted text preview: Five Classics of Confucianism Lect. 3.1A F09 5 Classics Venerated as Sacred Confucian texts Contain fundamentals of human knowledge and civilization Secrets of moral rule Book of Changes ( Yijing, I-ching   ) Book of History ( Shujing  ) Book of Songs ( Shijing  ) Book of Rites ( Liji, Li-chi  ) Spring and Autumn Annals ( Chunqiu, Chun-chiu  ) Chronicle of State of L, 722-481, written by Confucius What do you notice about them? What observations might you have? Book of Songs (Book of Odes) 305 Poems (Songs) 1,000 - 600 B.C. Celebrate rulers of states, court ritual, Mandate of Heaven (see Chan) Also Daily Life Common people lament: warfare, government Love songs, marriage (most common) Often Womans point of view Sophisticated: metaphor, imagery, repetition I pray you, Zhongzi Do not come leaping into my hamlet; Do not break my willow trees....
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