A Close Reading of the Analects of Confucius
Library in St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor
The class will closely read in English and discuss the most important text of the Confucian school of thought, incorporating a close examination of the Chinese text as well. Knowledge of Chinese is neither required nor expected, only a willingness to consider what it can reveal about the English text.
About the instructor
Hugh Clark retired after 35 years as Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Ursinus College, a non-sectarian liberal arts college outside Philadelphia. He specialized in the socio-cultural history of middle period China, regarding which he has published numerous academic articles and three books. He taught Chinese philosophy to undergraduates many times and he now looks forward to benefitting from the informed and thoughtful approach of adults.