John Minford – Four Classics of Chinese Literature: Thoughts from Another Great Civilisation

Feb 16, 2023 | Listen

In the first Ramsay Lecture for 2023, Emeritus Professor John Minford explores four works in the Chinese tradition that he believes best reveal the ancient lineaments and undercurrents still running through the hearts and spirits of Chinese people today.

In this illuminating and wide-ranging discussion, Professor Minford examines the following ‘great books’ in the Chinese tradition:

  • The I Ching c. 700 BC;
  • The Tao Te Ching c. 300 BC;
  • A selection of the most famous Chinese poems; and
  • The Story of the Stone c. 1750-90.

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