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Global translations of the Analects (Lunyu)

Global translations of the Analects (Lunyu)

Supported by the HANBAN. 

The Analects are the core of Confucian teaching and have received worldwide attention since times immemorial. The guiding research question of this project is based on the hermeneutical assumption that, to a certain extent, translations are more able to clarify difficult passages in the original text. Translations of the Lunyu in more than 80 non-Chinese languages will be studied, a bibliography and a glossary of key terms will be the first steps in this research project.