Lunyu bijie is attributed to Han Yu (768-824) and Li Ao (772-841). Although there has long been speculation as to whether Han and Li actually wrote Lunyu bijie, today scholarly consensus accepts the traditional attribution. I also follow this consensus view and will not rehearse the scholarly debates about the authorship question. My aim in this essay is twofold. First, to identify and to describe briefly the main tactics deployed by Han Yu and Li Ao in developing their interpretation of the Analects text, paying particular attention to their criticisms of the Lunyu jijie (Collected Explanations of the Analects) commentaries. Second, to reconstruct the central teaching that Han Yu and Li Ao believed to lie at the heart of the Analects.
|Title of host publication||Essays on Confucianism in East Asia|
|Editors||GUO Qiyong and HU Chunyi|
|Place of Publication||Changsha (China)|
|Publisher||National Taipei University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|