Bischoff, Friedrich Alexander: SAN TZU CHING EXPLICATED. The Classical Initiation to Classical Chinese, Couplets I to XI. Vienna, 2005. 312 pp. A number of b/w illustrations and reproductions of pages from Chinese editions. Bibliography, glossary. 25x16 cm. Paper.
A valuable and interesting publication for anyone who really wants to come to practical grips with the nature of Confucian quasi-canonical texts and their elaborate commentaries. Bischoff takes on the task of translating and explicating 11 couplets of this 'Classic' (a mere 132 characters) along with a number of its more famous commentaries. This requires a book-length monograph (!), one which allows you to understand and appreciate why.
Subjects: Sinology Language
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 208 in printed List 188.
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