Confucius Made Easy
An Easy Reading On This Great SageBook - 2008
Confucius is a common household name. Many books have been written about this Great Sage in Chinese and English. Learned scholars have written these books. They are written for aspiring philosophers. The writer recognizes that such a Great Sage deserves to be appreciated by many more readers in a language that is more like a day-to-day conversation. In this way, the old and the young will have both the chance and the interest to read and know about the subject. It is easy to claim that one knows about Confucius or Shakespeare, but it is not that common for people to know more about these great men. The reading of Confucius not only imparts a good example to the readers of the characteristics of a great man; it also gives the readers a good understanding of the moral principles in our society, while the opposing forces are stripping our society of such moralistic principles. In the end, people are left wandering about not knowing what kind of moralistic behavior they should have irrespective of what the world or the media is telling them to practice. This book gives a chronological history of the life of Confucius. We read about his early poverty stricken childhood, his years as junior official and his rise to a position as Prime Minister of his beloved country and eventually as the greatest teacher. This book also gives a good understanding of the way that the world is always jealous and afraid of the great potential in a person. For such great individual may deprive them of their own opportunities. Thus they strive to undermine the able one. Many good people have this similar experience. It is the greatness of a man to stand firm on his principles in spite of the adversities they will face.
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Authorhouse, 2008.
Characteristics: xii, 178 p. ; 23 cm.