Xi Jinping: How to Read Confucius and Other Chinese Classical Thinkers

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Xi Jinping: How to Read Confucius and Other Chinese Classical Thinkers

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The most important private activity for Xi Jinping, Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party, is reading. To him literature is vital for an individual's growth, particularly works of traditional Chinese culture and the philosophy of Confucius, with its focus on society, self-education, and governance.
 
Having used the knowledge gained from his reading to achieve leadership of China, he encourages everyone around him to love and read good books. Xi believes that reading and learning are not only necessary requirements for good leadership, but for a healthy society generally. Accordingly, he has made reading the classics of Confucius and other thinkers a requirement for Party Leaders.
 
In this collection respected journalist Zhang Fenzhi brings together Xi’s speeches, presentations, and writings about the importance of classical Chinese thought and the importance of literature and reading.  In China, Xi explains, a major part of the cultural heritage is a “fine tradition of books consisting of ancient and modern masterpieces that are a reflection and expression of the fundamentals of human survival and development. This literary heritage,” he explains, “penetrates the wisdom of history. Its ideological value spans time and space being constantly refreshed, and in doing so has become all of mankind’s spiritual wealth. The best example of this is that we have a history of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and the works that have come out of it contain a wealth of ideas about how to live the best life as well as the major principles of governance.”
 
Readers will find this book is divided between general themes (National Governance, Self-Cultivation, Foreign Affairs, etc.) and with a classic quotation on the theme, Xi’s use of the quote, an explanation of his meaning in its use, as well as the work from which the original quote came, the original text, and a short biography of the author. Finally, Zhang provides an analysis of the use of the quote in the context of its historical meaning providing an explanation of Xi’s use and meaning. Authors quoted range from Confucius to Mencius to Mao.

ISBN - 9781627741200

Pub Date - 8/24/2015

Price - $28

Format - Hardcover

Pages - 336

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1  National Governance  
Chapter 2  Politics
Chapter 3  Diligence
Chapter 4  Education
Chapter 5  Self-cultivation
Chapter 6  Individual Conduct
Chapter 7  Foreign Affairs

 

Authors Discussed
1.    Chen Danran (1859—1930)
2.    Tian He (?)
3.    Guan Zhong (719 BC-645 BC)
4.    Wang Chong (27-c.97)
5.    Wei Zheng (580-643)
6.    Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)
7.    Wang Fu (c.85-c.163)
8.    Hu Yuan (993-1059)
9.    Liu Xiang (c.77 BC-6 BC)
10.    Dong Biwu (1886-1975)
11.    Lao-Tzu (c.571 BC-471 BC) 
12.    Mencius (c.372 BC-c.289 BC)
13.    Gong Zizhen (1792-1841) 
14.    Bao Zheng (999-1062
15.    Jiang Ziya (c.1156 BC-1017 BC)
16.    Lu Zhengxiang (1871-1949)
17.    Zhang Heng (78-139)
18.    Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
19.    Zhu Huimin (1944-)
20.    Liu Yazi (1887-1958)
21.    Yue Fei (1103-1142)
22.    Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)
23.    Yu Qian (1398-16-1457)
24.    Liu Yiqing (403-444) 
25.    Liu Bang (256 BC-195 BC)
26.    Han Feizi (c.280 BC-233 BC) 
27.    Zhang Yue (667-730)
28.    Wang Anshi (1021-1086) 
29.    Dai Sheng (?)
30.    Liu Zongyuan (773-819)
31.    Zengzi (505 BC-435BC) 
32.    Sun Wu (?)
33.    Zhou Shuren (1881-1936)
34.    Wu Jing (670-749)
35.    Lü Benzhong (1084-1145)
36.    Xunzi (313 BC-238BC)
37.    Linghu Defen (583-666)
38.    Zhu Xi (1130-1200)
39.    Ban Gu (32-92)
40.    Sima Qian (145/135 BC-86 BC)
41.    Hai Rui (1514-1587)
42.    Hu Shi (1891-1962)
43.    Mozi (468 BC-376 BC)
44.    Zheng Xie (1693-1766)
45.    Zhuangzi (c.369 BC-286 BC)
46.    Yuan Mei (1716-1797)
47.    Wang Guowei (1877-1927)
48.    Mei Yiqi (1889-1962) 
49.    Yang Wanli (1127-1206)
50.    Han Rulin (1903-1983)
51.    Lin Zexu (1785-1850) 
52.    Wang Jinxi (1923-1970) 
53.    Lu You (1125-1210)
54.    Xun Yue (148-209)
55.    Zuo Qiuming (c.502 BC-c.422 BC)
56.    Geng Sangchu (?)
57.    Fan Ye (398-445)
58.    Bai Juyi (772-846)
59.    Zhuge Liang (181-234)
60.    Wang Yinglin (1223-1296)
61.    Ji Chang (1552 BC-1056 BC)
62.    Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072)
63.    Liu Zhou (514-565)
64.    Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283)
65.    Zheng Peimin (1943-2002)
66.    Li She (c.806)
67.    Heo Gyun (?)
68.    Li Hongzhang (1823-1901)
69.    Zhang Fengyi (1527-1613)
70.    Fei Xiaotong (1910-2005)
71.    Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925)
72.    Li He (790-816)
73.    Yanzi (?)
74.    Wei Yuan (1794-1857)
75.    Feng Youlan (1924)
76.    Liu An (179 BC-122 BC) 
77.    Shang Yan (?)
78.    Zheng He (1371-1433)
79.    Su Shi (1037-1101)
80.    Jose Marti (1853-1895) 
81.    Zhang Jiuling (678-740)
82.    Zhang Zai (?)
83.    Ge Hong (284-364)
84.    Yu Youren (1879-1964)
85.    Zhu Mu (?-c.1255)
86.    Li Bai (701-762)
87.    Liu Fu (circa 1073 BC)
88.    Yong Liu (?)
89.    Han Yu (768-824)
90.    Wang Bo (649/650-676/675)
91.    Ruan Yue (?)
92.    Wang Wan (?)