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The Chinese Classics Volume 2; The Life and Works of Mencius (Paperback) Loot Price: R436
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The Chinese Classics Volume 2; The Life and Works of Mencius (Paperback): Confucius, James Legge
The Chinese Classics Volume 2; The Life and Works of Mencius (Paperback): Confucius, James Legge

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Confucius, James Legge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ... to the cultivators, which reduced it to one-tenth. Par. 7. Nothing certain is known of the Lung who is here introduced, but he was " an ancient worthy." He gives us an important point of inthat of contributing a certain tax. According to the tax system it was fixed by taking the average of several years. In good years, when the grain lies about in abundance, much might be taken without its being felt to be oppressive, and the actual exaction is small. In bad years, when the produce is not sufficient to repay the manuring of the fields, this system still requires the taking of the full amount. When he who should be the parent of the people causes the people to wear looks of distress, and, after the whole year's toil, yet not to be able to nourish their parents, and moreover to set about borrowing to increase their means of paying the tax, till their old people and children are found lying in the ditches and water-channels: --where in such a case is his parental relation to the people?' 8. "As to the system of hereditary salaries, that is already observed in T'Sng. 9. "It is said in the Book of Poetry, 'May it rain first on our public fields, And then come to our private 1' It is only in the system of mutual aid, that there are the public fields, and from this passnge we perceive that even in the Chow dynasty this system has been recognized. 10. "Establish ts'eang, seu, heoh, and lieaou, --all these educational institutions--for the instruction of the people. The name ts'eang indicates nourishing; hiiaou indicates teaching; and seu indicates archery. By the Hea dynasty the name hiinou was used; by the Yin dynasty that of seu; and by the Chow dynasty that of ts'eang. As to the heoh, formation about the way in which the amount of contrib...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Confucius • James Legge
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 156
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16393-7
Barcode: 9781150163937
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16393-3

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