The Great Learning (Daxue)

One of the most ancient texts of the Confucian corpus, at the basis of Chinese society and polity through the centuries.

From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides.

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English translation audio

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Chinese Original audio

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Read in Chinese By Jenny Zhao. With thanks to Robert Eno at Indiana University.