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Mencius (Paperback, Revised)

Mencius; Edited by D.C. Lau; Translated by D.C. Lau; Introduction by D.C. Lau

Series: Penguin Classics

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Mencius was the philosopher whose influence upon ancient Chinese thought was second only to that of Confucius, whose teachings Mencius 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 remarkably modern views on the duties of subjects and their rulers and on the evils of war created a Confucian orthodoxy that has remained intact since the third century BCE.

* An essential text in Confucian thought
* D.C. Lau's lucid translation has been updated
* The introduction makes illuminating comparisons between Mencius and his contemporaries
* Revised edition includes updated further reading, appendices, a glossary, and notes


Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Penguin Classics
Release date: October 2004
First published: June 2005
Authors: Mencius
Editors: D.C. Lau
Translators: D.C. Lau
Introduction by: D.C. Lau
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 246
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-044971-6
Barcode: 9780140449716
Languages: English
Subtitles: Chinese
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
LSN: 0-14-044971-X

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