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Mencius

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Works: 288 works in 782 publications in 7 languages and 11,461 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sacred books  History  Maps  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: B126, 181.1
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Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
Mencius by Mencius( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mencius is the most beautifully written and perhaps the most authoritative of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus
Mencius: a new translation arranged and annotated for the general reader by Mencius( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred books of Confucius, and other Confucian classics by Chʻu Chai( Book )

4 editions published between 1065 and 1965 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencius by Mencius( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Known throughout East Asia as Mengzi, or "Master Meng," Mencius (391-308 B.C.E.) was a Chinese philosopher of the late Zhou dynasty, an instrumental figure in the spread of the Confucian tradition, and a brilliant illuminator of its ideas. Mencius was active during the Warring States Period (403-221 B.C.E.), in which competing powers sought to control the declining Zhou empire. Like Confucius, Mencius journeyed to one feudal court after another, searching for a proper lord who could put his teachings into practice. Only a leader who possessed the moral qualities of a true king could unify China, Mencius believed, and in his defense of Zhou rule and Confucian philosophy, he developed an innovative and highly nuanced approach to understanding politics, self-cultivation, and human nature, profoundly influencing the course of Confucian thought and East Asian culture." "Mencius is a record of the philosopher's conversations with warring lords, disciples, and adversaries of the Way, as well as a collection of pronouncements on government, human nature, and a variety of other philosophical and political subjects. Mencius is largely concerned with the motivations of human actors and their capacity for mutual respect. He builds on the Confucian idea of ren, or humaneness, and places it alongside the complementary principle of yi, or rightness, advancing a complex notion of what is right for certain individuals as they perform distinct roles in specific situations. Consequently, Mencius's impact was felt not only in the thought of the intellectual and social elite but also in the value and belief systems of all Chinese people."--Jacket
The four books: Confucian analects, the great learning, the doctrine of the mean, and the works of Mencius by Ssǔ shu( Book )

21 editions published between 1892 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencius by Mencius( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencius by Mencius( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It takes up Confucius's theories of jen, or goodness, and yi, righteousness, explaining that the individual can achieve harmony with mankind and the universe by perfecting his innate moral nature and acting with benevolence and justice. Mencius's strikingly modern views on the duties of subjects and their rulers, or the evils of war, created a Confucian orthodoxy that has remained intact since the third century BCE."--Page 4 of cover
Mengzi : with selections from traditional commentaries by Mencius( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi - one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism - this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected bibliography; and an index."--Jacket
Mengzi by Mencius( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and Multiple languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meng zi " shi ru jia jing dian zhi yi, ji shu le zhan guo zhong qi de si xiang jia, jiao yu jia meng zi ji qi di zi de yan lun, you ru jia xue pai zhong yao dai biao ren wu meng zi ji qi men ren suo zhu
The Chinese classics: by James Legge( Book )

in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucius and the Chinese classics: or, Readings in Chi nese literature by A. W Loomis( Book )

7 editions published between 1867 and 1977 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencius by Mencius( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Chinese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mencius reader : for beginning and advanced students of classical Chinese by Donald B Wagner( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese classics: by James Legge( Book )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mengzi : [14 juan by Mencius( Book )

28 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu wei ru jia jing dian zhi yi, ta zai ru jia dian ji zhong zhan you ji du zhong yao de di wei, shi zhan guo shi meng zi yu qi di zi wan zhang deng zhu. ben shu hui ji wo guo gu dai si xiang jia meng zi de yan lun, bei cheng wei zhong guo chuan tong wen hua de yuan dian
The Four books; or, The Chinese classics in English( Book )

5 editions published between 1898 and 1914 in English and Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucius et Mencius : les quatre livres de philosophie morale et politique de la Chine by Confucius( Book )

8 editions published between 1841 and 2015 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : ""La loi de la Grande Etude, ou de la philosophie pratique, consiste à développer et remettre en lumière le principe lumineux de la raison que nous avons reçu du ciel, à renouveler les hommes, et à placer sa destination définitive dans la perfection, ou le souverain bien.""
The works of Mencius by Mencius( Book )

3 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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