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English: Pages from Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (China's Philosopher Confucius) , a translated and annotated edition of three out of four Confucian "Four Books", by Prospero Intorcetta, Philip Couplet, Rougemont, and Herdtrich. Paris, 1687. The front page had the introductory article, Philosophorum Sinensium Principis Confucii Vita (The Life of Confucius, the Prince of Chinese Philiosophers). According to D.E. Mungello (Curious Land, 1989), this work represents the result of collective efforts of several generations of Jesuits - starting with Ruggieri and Ricci - who had used the Four Books in their study, and continuously improved the translation and commentary.
Русский: Confucius Sinarum Philosophus («Китайский философ Конфуций») — латинский перевод Четверокнижия (Париж, 1687 г). Портрет Конфуция (или его статуи) на фоне аллегорического изображения Храма Конфуция - или Имперской Академии - с его книгами и табличками в честь его учеников. Вводная статья - Philosophorum Sinensium Principis Confucii Vita («Жизнь Конфуция, царя китайских философов»)
Date 1687
Source "Life And Works Of Confucius", Prospero Intorcetta, et al., 1687
Author Prospero Intorcetta, Philippe Couplet et al.


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