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Following my reflections on Confucius I have compiled an overarching video reflection to give an introduction to the interested reader. Please subscribe for future episodes.

Recommended reading:

Primary sources:

The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning with an Introduction by Nicholas Tamblyn, Golding Books

Secondary sources:

LaFleur, Robert Andre. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius, The Great Courses Ni, Peimin.

Confucius: The Man and the Way of Gongfu, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Schuman, Michael. Confucius: And the World He Created. Basic Books

Fingarette, Herbert. Confucius: The Secular as Sacred (Religious Traditions of the World), Waveland Pr Inc.


Unknown, Illustrations of the Classic of Filial Piety, 960-1279 CE

Liu Jun, Remonstrating with the Emperor, 1475–1505 CE

Qiu Ying, Spring morning in the Han Palace, 1494 – 1552 CE

Yan Liben, Emperor Taizong Receiving the Tibetan Envoy, 600–673 CE

Wang Wei, Portrait of Fu Sheng, 720-760 CE

Zhou Chen, Beggars and Street Characters, ?-1535 CE

Qiu Ying, Releasing the Roll, 1540 CE

Unknown, The Emperor ploughing the first furrow, 1723-1735 CE

Intro and Outro music:

Reeder, Watchmaker’s Daughter – available on Free Music Archive or at

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