The Doctrine of the Mean

English-language translations of
Zhongyong (The Doctrine of the Mean)
by Confucius

is one of the Four Books of classical Chinese philosophy and a central doctrine of Confucianism. The text is attributed to Zisi (Kong Ji), the only grandson of Confucius (Kong Zi). It was originally a chapter in the Classic of Rites.

English-language translations of Zhongyong include: