Sunday, September 12, 2004

Wu Ching

Pinyin �Wu Jing� (Chinese: �Five Classics�), five ancient Chinese books whose prestige is so great that in the fourfold classification of Chinese writings the ching (�classics�) are placed before shih (�history�), tzu (�philosophy�), and chi (�literature�). For 2,000 years these classics, all associated in some way with the name of the ancient sage Confucius (551 - 479 BC), were invoked as norms for Chinese society, law,

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