Confucius: Confucian analects, the
great learning and the doctrine of the mean.
5) In the standard edition of the Analects, the
only relevant passage quotes Confucius as saying "Give me a few more years so that I may study Yi (the Changes) when I am fifty, and I should be able to avoid gross errors [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
References to Chinese texts--the Mengzi, the Analects, the
Zhongyong (rendered as Maintaining Perfect Balance or (more commonly) as The Doctrine of the Mean--"will be by the traditional divisions of the texts into chapter and section.
James Legge, Confucian Analects, The
Great Learning and the Doctrine of the Mean, vol.
Apart from demonstrating provincial officials' familiarity with the Analects, the
so-called Confucian tablet is the first artifact that supports a theory that the kokufu functioned before the establishment of a system of central autocracy in the seventh century.
But the Analects, the
Great Learning, and The Doctrine of the Mean do not use the family as a model of the state.
Different from the dialogues of questions and answers between Confucius and his disciples in the Analects, the
characteristic of midwifery is that the participants of the dialogues ask and answer questions concerning the same theme (3), in order to reveal the absurdity (4) and loopholes in people's daily beliefs, that is, "the derivation of something universal from the particular.