1794 Japanese Mencius Analects Confucius Great Learning Kanbun Tokugawa Japan

GOTO, Shizan. 後藤 芝山 (Editor)

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An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of ‘Four Books and Five Classics.’ The Four Books and The Five Classics were the canonical works of the Confucian culture in the feudal society in ancient China. The Four Books are short for The Texts and Annotations of the Four Books, compiled and annotated by Zhu Xi, a Neo-Confucian scholar of the Southern Song Dynasty to establish his own theoretical system of li or Principles.

 

Collectively called The Four Books and The Five Classics, they cover a wide range of subjects such as literature, history, philosophy, politics, economics, education, moral ethics, geology, arts, science and technology, and more. They are the most important textbooks for the Confucian scholars and a must for ancient scholars who had to pass the imperial competitive examination to become government officials.

 

This 1784 edition includes three of ‘The Four Books’:

  • ‘The Great Learning’大學Originally one chapter in the Classic of Rites. It consists of a short main text attributed to Confucius and nine commentary chapters by Zeng Zi, one of Confucius’s disciples expressing many themes of Chinese philosophy and political thinking.
  • ‘Analects of Confucius’論語A compilation of speeches by Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Since Confucius’s time, the Analects has heavily influenced the philosophy and moral values of China and later other East Asian countries as well.
  • ‘Mencius’孟子A collection of conversations of the scholar Mencius with kings of his time. In contrast to the sayings of Confucius, which are short and self-contained, the Mencius consists of long dialogues with extensive prose.

 

This rare 1794 edition is written in a column format with furigana usage for easier reading. This 9-volume woodblock print came shortly after the Tokugawa Shogunate issued the “Kansei Prohibition of Heterodox Studies” decree which banned publications and ordered strict observance of Neo-Confucian doctrine!

 

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1794 Japanese Mencius Analects Confucius Great Learning Kanbun Tokugawa Japan

 

An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of ‘Four Books and Five Classics.’ The Four Books and The Five Classics were the canonical works of the Confucian culture in the feudal society in ancient China. The Four Books are short for The Texts and Annotations of the Four Books, compiled and annotated by Zhu Xi, a Neo-Confucian scholar of the Southern Song Dynasty to establish his own theoretical system of li or Principles.

 

Collectively called The Four Books and The Five Classics, they cover a wide range of subjects such as literature, history, philosophy, politics, economics, education, moral ethics, geology, arts, science and technology, and more. They are the most important textbooks for the Confucian scholars and a must for ancient scholars who had to pass the imperial competitive examination to become government officials.

 

This 1784 edition includes three of ‘The Four Books’:

  • ‘The Great Learning’大學Originally one chapter in the Classic of Rites. It consists of a short main text attributed to Confucius and nine commentary chapters by Zeng Zi, one of Confucius’s disciples expressing many themes of Chinese philosophy and political thinking.
  • ‘Analects of Confucius’論語A compilation of speeches by Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Since Confucius’s time, the Analects has heavily influenced the philosophy and moral values of China and later other East Asian countries as well.
  • ‘Mencius’孟子A collection of conversations of the scholar Mencius with kings of his time. In contrast to the sayings of Confucius, which are short and self-contained, the Mencius consists of long dialogues with extensive prose.

 

This rare 1794 edition is written in a column format with furigana usage for easier reading. This 9-volume woodblock print came shortly after the Tokugawa Shogunate issued the “Kansei Prohibition of Heterodox Studies” decree which banned publications and ordered strict observance of Neo-Confucian doctrine!

 

Item number: #8858

Price: $750

 

GOTO, Shizan. 後藤 芝山 (Editor)

 

 Four Book and Five Classics (shisho chou)   

四書集註(ししょちょう)

 

大阪府 : 松敬堂, 明治完成寛政6 [1794]

[Osaka]: Kansei 6 [1794].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 9 volumes
  • References: Waseda University 12 01915;
  • Language: Japanese/Chinese, Kanbun
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25.5cm x 18cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Authors

GOTO, Shizan. 後藤 芝山 (Editor)

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete