Analects 3.5

Original Text:

子曰夷狄之有君不如诸夏之亡也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “The Yi and Di barbarians, even with their rulers, are still inferior to the Chinese states without their rulers.”

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

The Master said, The Yi and Di tribes with their rulers cannot match the Xia people without a ruler.

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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