Meaning of the name Shû King. The Shû existed as a collection of documents before Confucius. Number of documents in it in his time. The Preface ascribed to him. The sources of the Shû. Destruction of the classical literature by the emperor of Khin. Recovery of the Shû.
Are the records reliable or not? The Books of Kâu; of Shang; of Hsiâ. The Books of Thang and Yu are professedly later compilations; legendary; based on ancient documents. The Tribute of Yü. Yâo, Shun, and Yü are all historical personages.
No detailed chronological system can be made out from Shû. Attempts at systematic chronology began in the Ham period. Ancient method of determining the length of Chinese history. The period of the Kâu dynasty; of the Shang; of the Hsiâ; of the Yâo and Shun.
A Chart by the Rev. Professor Pritchard, representing the principal zodiacal stars above the horizon of any place in central China, about the year B. C. 2300; with note, and table of the apparent positions of the principal stars in B. C. 2300, B. C. 1500, A. D. 1, A. D. 1000, and A. D. 1878
The Day of the Supplementary Sacrifice to Kâo ℨung
The Chief of the West's Conquest of Lî
The Count of Wei
Part V. The Books of Kâu
The Great Declaration. Section i
The Great Declaration. Section ii
The Great Declaration. Section iii
The Speech at Mû
The Successful Completion of the War
The Great Plan
The Hounds of Lü
The Metal-bound Coffer
The Great Announcement
The Charge to the Count of Wei
The Announcement of the Prince of Khang
The Announcement about Drunkenness
The Timber of the Rottlera
The Announcement of the Duke of Shâo
The Announcement concerning Lo
The Numerous Officers
Against Luxurious Ease
The Prince Shih
The Charge to Kung of Эhai
The Numerous Regions
The Establishment of Government
The Officers of Kâu
The Testamentary Charge
The Announcement of King Khang
The Charge to the Duke of Pî
The Charge to Khiung
The Marquis of Lü on Punishments
The Charge to the Marquis Wăn
The Speech at Pî
The Speech of the Marquis of Khin
THE SHIH. Introduction.
The Name and Contents of the Shih
The meaning of the character Shih. The contents. Only the pieces of the fourth Part have professedly a religious character. Classification of the pieces from their form and style.
The Shih before Confucius, and what, if any, where his Labours Upon it
Statement of the Sze-mâ Khien; in the Records of the Sui Dynasty; of Kû Hsî. View of the author. Groundlessness of Khien's statement. What Confucius did for the Shih.
The Shih from the time of Confucius till the General Acknowledgment of the Present Text
From Confucius to the rise of the Khin dynasty. The Shih was all recovered after the fires of Khin. Three different texts:- of Lu; of Khi; of Han Ying. The text of Mao.
The Formation of the Collection of the Shih; how it came to be so Small and Incomplete; the interpretation and Authors of the Pieces; one Point of Time certainly indicated in it; and the Confucian Preface
The theory of the Chinese scholars about a collection of poems for governmental purposes. The music-master of the king got the odes of each sate from its music-master; and the collected poems were dissembinated throughout the states. How the Shih is so small and incomplete. The authors of the pieces. The year B.C. 776 clearly indicted. The Preface to the Shih.
Odes of the Temple and the Alter.
The Sacrificial Odes of Shang
The Sacrificial Odes of Kau. Decade i
The Sacrificial Odes of Kau. Decade ii
The Sacrificial Odes of Kau. Decade iii
The Sacrificial Odes of Lû
The Minor Odes of the Kingdom.
Odes 5, 6, 9
Odes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Odes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9
Odes 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Odes 1, 6
The Major Odes of the Kingdom.
Odes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
Odes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
Odes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
Lessons from the States.
Odes 2, 4
Odes 4, 15
Odes 1, 3, 6
Odes 1, 9
Odes 8, 11
THE HSIÂO. Introduction.
The Name of the Classic; its Existence before the Han Dynasty; its Contents, and by whom it was written
Meaning of the character Hsiâo. Was the treatise called the Hsiâo King by Confucius? It existed before the Han dynasty during the time of the Kâu. It came, probably, from the school of ℨăng-𝔷ze.
The Recovery of the Hsiâo under the Han Dynasty, and its Preservation down to the Publication of the Commentary of the Thang Emporer Hsüan ?ung
Recovery of the Hsiâo. The shorter or modern text. The older or long text. Was another copy in the old text discovered? Can we fully rely on the copies catalogued by Liû Hin? From Khung An-kwo to the emperor Hsüan ℨung. The emporer's work. Hsing Ping's work.
Criticism of the Hsiâo since the Thang Dynasty
Works on the old text by Sze-mâ Kwang and Fan ℨû-yü. Sceptical criticism; - views of Kû Hsî and Wû Khăng. Conclusion regarding the genuineness and integrity of the Hsiâo. Note on the translation.
The Scope and Meaning of the Treatise
Filial Piety in the Son of Heaven
Filial Piety in the Princes of States
Filial Piety in High Ministers and Great Officers
Filial Piety in Inferior Officers
Filial Piety in Common People
Filial Piety in Relation to the Three Powers
Filial Piety in Government
The Government of the Sages
An Orderly Description of the Acts of Filial Piety
Filial Piety in Relation to the Five Punishments
Amplification of 'the All-embracing Rule of Conduct' in Chapter 1
Amplification of 'the Perfect Virtue' in Chapter 1
Amplification of 'Making our Name Famous' in Chapter 1
Filial Piety in Relation to Reproof and Remonstrance
The Influence of Filial Piety and the Response to it
The Service of the Ruler
Filial Piety in Mourning for Parents
Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East