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Meeting 2. "The highest order of cultivation" and "On the practice of the mean"

Continuing our look at the writings related to Kongzi, we'll discuss "Da xue" (The great learning or The highest order of cultivation) and "Zhong yong" (The doctrine of the mean or On the practice of the mean). Please read the Penguin edition translated by Andrew Plaks. The translated texts are quite short; please read all of the paratext (preface, introduction, and notes) as well.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately (though I got the book) I have to miss the meeting to attend to health matters. Looking forward to next time, when we discuss the Rig Veda.

    June 25, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Sara, at our next meeting we'll discuss Mencius. But maybe you can't make it to that meeting?

      July 2, 2014

  • Sam G.

    I called Books Inc., Booksmith, City Lights, and Browser Books. None has the book in stock, but if you order from Booksmith they'll have it in two days (so they say). The other stores estimated 10 days, 2 weeks, and the guy at Browser (his name is Fred) dared not estimate. The phone numbers for the four stores are[masked],[masked],[masked],[masked]

    May 22, 2014

    • Sam B.

      I checked Aardvark Books, but no luck.

      May 23, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Thanks, Sam. We've accomplished our due diligence now.

      May 23, 2014

  • Sam G.

    If you've had any success finding copies of this book for sale in a San Francisco bookshop, please let the group know. Neither Green Apple nor City Lights has a copy now.

    May 22, 2014

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