The Analysis of Different Translations of The Analects by James Legge and Ku Hung-Ming From Perspective of Hermeneutics


Xiangqun XU


he Analects has been an important part of cultural communication between China and western countries. There are nearly more than fifty English versions which have been produced in the past 100 years, among which two versions translated by James Legge and Ku Hung-ming are the most classical and representative. This article focuses on different translations of two versions from perspective of hermeneutics, explaining why they take on different translations so as to explore the channel of fusion of horizons, hoping to provide references for English translation of ancient Chinese classics.


The Analects; Hermeneutics; Different translations

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