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March 28, 1966

The Sacred Books of Confucius and Other Confucian Classics

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JAMA. 1966;195(13):1159. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100130133050

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The works of Confucius, like those of Shakespeare and other giants of thought, are unlimited in their pertinence and contain messages for every reader.

The physician, especially if he is psychiatrically inclined, cannot help but find himself deeply interested in the structure of Confucian virtues which guide all of man's interpersonal relations, especially within the family where unquestioning devotion and reverence are the only sentiments permissible for children towards their parents and elders.

This new edition of the works of the great Chinese philosopher by the two Professors Chai represents by itself the essence of noble Confucian conduct, since nothing could be more in keeping with the master's doctrines than for father and son to collaborate on a work of such profound scholarship. In fact, their translation of this ancient text is superior to most previous ones, inasmuch as the Chais have succeeded in their interpretation in bringing out the

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