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Primary Sources

Brooks, E. Bruce and A. Taeko. The Original Analects: Sayings of Confucius and His Successors.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Dong, Zhongshu. "An In-Depth Investigation into Names" and "The Meaning of the Five Phases." Trans. Mark Csikszentmihalyi. In Readings in Han Chinese Thought, ed. Mark Csikszentmihalyi (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2006), 7-9, 175-179.

________.  "[Excerpts from] Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Fanlu)."  Trans. Sarah A. Queen. In Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 1: From Earliest Times to 1600, 2nd ed., eds. Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), 295-310.

Legge, James, trans. The Chinese Classics, Vols. 1-5. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1960.

Lynn, Richard John, trans.  The Classic of Changes: A New Translation of the I Ching as Interpreted by Wang Bi.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Van Norden, Bryan W., trans.  Mengzi with Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2008.

Waley, Arthur, trans. The Book of Songs. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937.

Watson, Burton, et al, trans. "[Excerpts from] The Classic of Documents."  In Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 1: From Earliest Times to 1600, 2nd ed., eds. Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), 29-37.

Watson, Burton, trans. The Tso Chuan.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

________, trans.  Hsün Tzu: Basic Writings.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1963.

Secondary Sources

Elman, Benjamin A., ed. Rethinking Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian Pacific Monograph Series, 2002.

Jensen, Lionel. Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.

Nylan, Michael. The Five "Confucian" Classics.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

Sivin, Nathan. "On the Word ‘Taoist' as a Source of Perplexity." History of Religions 17 (1978): 303-330.

Smith, Wilfred Cantwell.  The Meaning and End of Religion. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1991.

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