The Four Books and Five Classics (四书五经)
Series: 创世卓越 | 北京出版社 (Beijing Publishing House) | 2005 | Language: Chinese
3 Volumes | 344 Pages | ISBN 7-900361-90-1/G·49 | PDF | ~79 MB
This book belongs to a subseries-within-the-series, containing the lavishly illustrated editions of classical Chinese authors.
The "Four Books" are the four classical works canonized in the 12th century as the curriculum of the introductory course to Confucianism. These are three works by Confucius, the Great Learning, the Doctrine of Mean, and the Analects, and one book by Mencius.
The "Five Classics" are the corpus of the main curriculum of Confucian studies, and they are also attributed to Confucius, although are either earlier or later than his activity: the Classic of Changes, Classic of Poetry, Classic of Rites, Classic of History, Spring and Autumn Annals.
This edition offers a choice of the most important passages of this work, comments them in modern Chinese, and illustrates them with maps, explanatory sketches and photos, as well as with classical Chinese paintings and calligraphies.
Check the previous volumes of the same series posted here at Avax:
and a collection of ~2000 high resolution images from the Tang and Song periods:
Those interested in learning Chinese language can also find a link collection to manuals, grammars, dictionaries etc. uploaded here at Avax, in my last post of that kind:
The two first volumes of another Chinese series, on calligraphy and popular architecture:
and the starting volume of a series on the historical towns of China:
You should also check and download my older uploads of traditional music (Chinese and other) before they will be deleted at rapidshare.de (where my account will soon fall):