Collectable Bamboo Scroll (Carving in English/Chinese on double sided bamboo scroll) : The Analects : Bamboo scroll size: 24.5" x 6.25". The Analects was traditionally attributed to Confucius and was written approximately around 500 BC. Most of the text however were written by Confucius' pupils during the period 30 to 50 years after his death. Beginning some time during the Spring and Autumn Period, the work was probably finished during the Warring States Period, though the exact publication date of the first complete Analects cannot be pinpointed. Much as the Republic purports to be a collection of Socrates' discussions but actually contains original material from his disciple Plato, the Analects were almost certainly penned and compiled by disciples and second-generation disciples of Confucius, albeit being mostly about Confucius himself and his thought.