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Confucius from the Heart
Confucius from the Heart

Confucius from the Heart


192 Pages, 4.37 x 7.01

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781529045840

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Apr 2021)

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Simply written, and with a view to taking the wisdom of Confucius out of the hands of the academics and the philosophers and making it accessible to the general reader, Confucius From the Heart gives us a contemporary Confucius, one who can teach us how to attain spiritual happiness, adjust our daily routines and find our place in modern life. Yu Dan argues that his sayings, or Analects - far from being merely interesting quotes from ancient lore, of little use in our hectic, stress-filled world. Instead, they are simple truths that can speak to each and every one of us and help us lead better, happier, calmer lives.

Author Biography

Yu Dan is a professor at China's Beijing Normal University, assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Media, and Head of the Department of Film & Television Media. She has a master's degree in ancient Chinese literature and a doctoral degree in film & TV studies. Following the extraordinary success of her lectures and subsequent book on Confucius, she gave another series of her lectures, this time on the philosopher Zhuangzi.