Comment by
Frederick W Mote

The author of the standard work Intellectual Foundations of China, and with David Nivison a reader of the early 1984 draft, had this response to The Original Analects as finally published:

"Meticulously demonstrating a powerful method of textual analysis which has roots in early Chinese scholarship, The Original Analects inaugurates a new era. Scholars take note: the study of early China will never be the same. And its richly thoughtful commentaries assure that the reader will stop to ponder the words of the most influential book in the long history of Chinese civilization."

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