Legge provides lengthy introductions to leading Chinese philosophical works and is own translations.
The Chinese Classics: Translated into English with Preliminary Essays and Explanatory Notes by James Legge. Second Edition (London: N. Trübner, 1869).
The text is in the public domain.
James Dominic Rooney
The author argues that Confucian philosophy need not lead to statist authoritarianism. The piece includes a good historical overview of the development of Confucian thought.
David K. Schneider
In contrast to Response 1, this author argues that Confucianism, as developed by both Confucius and Mencius, is ultimately too hierarchical to provide the foundation for a truly liberal order.
A wide selection of writings from various Confucian scholars.
An excerpt with commentary from The Ethics of Confucius.
One of the central texts of Confucianism, it consists mainly of sayings attributed by Confucius and compiled by his disciples.
It is the oldest collection of Chinese poetry, and one of the “Five Classics” said to have been compiled by Confucius.