Nov. 17-19, 2010 1. tàijí ( (the “ultimate terminus”) 2. y lù ǔ ( (“record of sayings”) 3. Sì Shū ( (The Four Books) The second in the series of memorization texts for boys. i. Dà Xué ( ( The Great Learning ) ii. Zhōng Yōng ( ( The Doctrine of the Mean ) iii. Lúny ǔ ( ( The Analects ) iv. Mèngzĭ ( ( Mencius ) 4. Qiān Zì Wén ( ( The Thousand Character Text ) The boys begin by memorizing this. 5. Sān Zì Jīng ō ( The Three Character Classic ) 6. chéng ( , “sincerity” 7.
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Empress Dowager Cixi, Zhu Xi, Chinese classic texts, Four Books