I gave this book 3 stars even though my feelings toward it fit better with the 2 star rating: "it was okay." I guess I don't really have a context for some of the rituals he would refer to, but there were plenty of footnotes throughout to help people like me out. It was really repetitive, a lot of it is the same stuff with a couple words replaced, or just rewordings. And Confucius seems kinda classist. It was pretty profound for the time in which it was written I suppose.
I think I would be more interested in a book about
Confucius, more about what his teachings actually mean to the people who revere him and how his philosophy became the philosophy of a continent.