Sacred-Texts  Sacred-Texts: Confucianism  Li Ki Part II 


Translated by James Legge


Sacred Books of the East vol. 27

The Sacred Books of China vol. 4

The Li Ki is one of the 'Five Chinese Classics'. This title is usually translated the Book of Rites. The work is a compilation of assorted texts which describe Chinese religious practices from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. It was first written down about 200 B.C.

This work is of interest because of the minute description of Chinese culture from this period, including funerary rites, clothing, cosmological theories, astronomy, economy, geography, history, family structure, the Imperial court, music, crime and punishment, horticulture, and even some exotic recipes.

This is the first volume of the Li Ki.

Introduction 136,968 bytes
Book I - Khü Lî 104,431 bytes
Book II - Than Kung 154,899 bytes
Book III - Wang Kih 70,969 bytes
Book IV - Yüeh Ling 109,519 bytes
Book V - Zang-dze Wan 55,647 bytes
Book VI - Wan-Wang Shih-dze 36,797 bytes
Book VII - Lî Yun 55,035 bytes
Book VIII - Lî Khî 39,806 bytes
Book IX - Kiâo Theh Sang 60,420 bytes
Book X - Nêi Zeh 53,781 bytes