Skip to main content

Book Of Mencius

In Order to Read Online or Download Book Of Mencius Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Mencius

Mencius Book
Author : Mencius
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-10-28
ISBN : 014190268X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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' 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.

Mencius

Mencius Book
Author : Ke Meng,Mencius,D. C. Lau
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0231122047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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.

The Book of Mencius and Its Reception in China and Beyond

The Book of Mencius and Its Reception in China and Beyond Book
Author : Junjie Huang,Chun-Chieh Huang,Gregor Paul,Heiner Roetz
Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9783447056694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The Mencius, attributed to the philosopher Mengzi (Lat. Mencius, ca. 370-290 BC), the "second Sage" of the Confucian school after its founder, is one of the most prominent of all Chinese classics, with a great impact on the historical development of Confucianism. Today, it serves as one of the determinants for positioning Confucianism in the modern world, and it is the most discussed Chinese philosophical text in the context of the search for universally valid ethical norms and democracy. The essays collected in this volume by scholars from Taiwan, Japan and Germany focus on various aspect of the reception of the work in East Asia from the Song-Dynasty to the present day. They call into mind the signifance of a thinker who according to Albert Schweitzer is "the most modern one of all thinkers of antiquity".

The Works of Mencius

The Works of Mencius Book
Author : James Legge
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2011-11-02
ISBN : 0486263754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Full Chinese text, English translation on same page; editor's, Chinese commentators' annotations; dictionary of Chinese characters at rear. The Second Master in the Confucian tradition, in finest edition.

The Book of Mencius abridged

The Book of Mencius  abridged  Book
Author : Mencius
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1949
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Book of Mencius abridged book written by Mencius, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Book of Mencius Mencius Translated with an Introduction by D C Lau

The Book of Mencius  Mencius   Translated with an Introduction by D C  Lau Book
Author : Meng-csi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 9780140442281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Book of Mencius Mencius Translated with an Introduction by D C Lau book written by Meng-csi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mencius on Becoming Human

Mencius on Becoming Human Book
Author : James Behuniak Jr.,Jim Behuniak
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2005-01-01
ISBN : 9780791462294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.

Mencius

Mencius Book
Author : Alan Kam-leung Chan
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 9780824823771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

For two thousand years the Mencius was revered as one of the foundational texts of the Confucian canon, which formed the basis of traditional Chinese education. Today it commands considerable attention in current debates on Asian values raging in classrooms and boardrooms in both East Asia and the West. This volume, which represents the work of fifteen respected scholars of early Chinese thought and culture, is an especially timely effort to bring the Mencius under fresh scrutiny. Making use of recently excavated manuscripts, the contributors approach the Mencius from novel perspectives, challenge established interpretations, and confront anew issues that continue to attract and divide students of this classic text. The famous Mencian doctrine of the goodness of human nature forms one main focus. Questions of context and interpretation bring into sharp relief key hermeneutical issues that surround the text: Does the Mencius present a coherent and systematically developed ethical teaching? Or should it be read as a composite work, comprising different layers of material that reflect different emphases and conflicting doctrines? Traversing contested territories and exploring new

The Book of Mencius Abridged Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles

The Book of Mencius  Abridged  Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles Book
Author : MENCIUS.,Lionel GILES (Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts British Museum.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1942
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Book of Mencius Abridged Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles book written by MENCIUS.,Lionel GILES (Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts British Museum.), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mencius

Mencius Book
Author : Mencius,William Arthur Charles Harvey Dobson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1963
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Mencius book written by Mencius,William Arthur Charles Harvey Dobson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mencius Classics of Chinese Philosophy and Literature

Mencius  Classics of Chinese Philosophy and Literature  Book
Author : Mencius,James Legge
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2018-08-27
ISBN : 9781387788279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The book of wisdom by Mencius, a philosopher and sage of Ancient China, is presented here complete in an authoritative English translation. Written during and shortly after the Warring States period of Chinese antiquity, the book of Mencius is a selection of conversational dialogues between the philosopher and his various disciples. Together they discuss all manner of topics, from living a happy and virtuous life to the principles of raising a family and educating the young. Breaking with Confucius himself, who venerated rulers and strong governance, Mencius argues for the right of common people to overthrow a repressive or brutal regime. The book is rich with analogy, examining the actions of the ancient kings and dukes of China in order to draw comparisons and enhance the lessons offered. In life, Mencius was a prominent figure who traveled and lectured widely, serving variously as an educator, official and scholar in the realms of ancient China.

Mencius Classics of Chinese Philosophy and Literature Hardcover

Mencius  Classics of Chinese Philosophy and Literature   Hardcover  Book
Author : Mencius,James Legge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-05-03
ISBN : 9781387788248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The book of wisdom by Mencius, a philosopher and sage of Ancient China is presented here in hardcover with an authoritative English translation. Written during and shortly after the Warring States period of Chinese antiquity, the book of Mencius is a selection of conversational dialogues between the philosopher and his various disciples. Together they discuss all manner of topics, from living a happy and virtuous life to the principles of raising a family and educating the young. Breaking with Confucius himself, who venerated rulers and strong governance, Mencius argues for the right of common people to overthrow a repressive or brutal regime. The book is rich with analogy, examining the actions of the ancient kings and dukes of China in order to draw comparisons and enhance the lessons offered. In life, Mencius was a prominent figure who traveled and lectured widely, serving variously as an educator, official and scholar in the realms of ancient China.

The Book of Mencius

The Book of Mencius Book
Author : Ke Meng
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1949
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Book of Mencius book written by Ke Meng, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mencius

Mencius Book
Author : David Hinton
Publisher : Counterpoint
Release : 2015-06-09
ISBN : 9781619025554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th c. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the profound inner dimensions to the Confucian vision. Given his emphasis on the heart, it isn't surprising that his philosophical method is very literary in nature: story and anecdote full of human drama and poetic turns of thought. Indeed, the text is considered a paragon of literary eloquence and style. Mencius' strikingly contemporary empiricism represented a complete secularization of the spiritualist concepts of governance that had dominated China for over a millenia. He invested the humanist Confucian vision with its inner dimensions by recognizing that the individual is an integral part of a self-generating and harmonious cosmos. He saw all the spiritual depths of that cosmology inside us, and this led to a mystical faith in the inherent nobility of human beings. In his chaotic and war-ravaged times, he was therefore passionate in his defense of the people. Indeed, he advocated a virtual democracy in which a government's legitimacy depended upon the assent of the people. Such is the enduring magic of the Mencian heart-- full of compassionate and practical concern for the human condition, and yet so empty that it contains the ten thousand transformations of the entire cosmos.

The Chinese Classics

The Chinese Classics Book
Author : James Legge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1861
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Chinese Classics book written by James Legge, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Book of Mencius

Book of Mencius Book
Author : Mencius,Lionel Giles
Publisher : Tuttle Pub
Release : 1993-04-01
ISBN : 9780804818445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Book of Mencius book written by Mencius,Lionel Giles, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Book of Mencius abridged

Book of Mencius  abridged   Book
Author : Mencius
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780313239663
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Book of Mencius abridged book written by Mencius, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Book of Mencius Abridged Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles

The Book of Mencius  Abridged  Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles Book
Author : Meng Tseu
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1949
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Book of Mencius Abridged Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles book written by Meng Tseu, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Life and Works of Mencius

Life and Works of Mencius Book
Author : James Legge
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2015-06-16
ISBN : 9781440074493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Excerpt from Life and Works of Mencius When the author, in 1867, published "The Life and Teachings of Confucius," he intimated that it would be followed by the present volume, "as soon as the publisher should feel authorized by public encouragement to go forward with the undertaking." It was not long till the publisher gave him notice that he was ready to go to press with an edition of Mencius, which might therefore have appeared in 1868. By that time, however, the author was occupied with the fourth and fifth volumes of his larger Work, containing the ancient poetry of China, and the history of the feudal kingdom of Chow from B. C. 721 to 480; and it was not till towards the end of 1872 that the publication of the fifth volume was completed. The author then began to take Mencius in hand, and to give the translation and notes in the second volume of his larger Work a careful revision. That was published in 1861, and, as a result of his studies during the intervening years, he saw that some improvement might be effected in his earlier labours. He therefore wrote out afresh the translation of the seven Books of Mencius, and the notes also with a special view to their suitability to an edition of the Chinese philosopher for general readers. The volume thus prepared is now submitted to the Public. In the preface to the former volume the author referred to a re-publication of his translation of the Chinese Works contained in it in the United States, and mentioned that the appearance of that re-publication was a principal reason why his publisher had asked him to issue a popular edition of the Chinese Classics in his own name. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Tai Chen on Mencius

Tai Chen on Mencius Book
Author : Zhen Dai,Tai Chen,Ann-ping Chin,Mansfield Freeman,Meng Tzu
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780300046540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The Ch'ing scholar-thinker Tai Chen (1724-1777) was a passionate explorer. He loved words, and his most important philosophical treatise, the Meng Tzu tzu-I shu-cheng (An evidential study of the meaning of terms in the Mencius), is an exhaustive search for the meaning of the words first uttered by Mencius in the fourth century B.C. This book by Ann-ping Chin and Mansfield Freeman is the first complete and annotated English translation of that treatise. Drawing on scholarship from the eighteenth century to the present, it also includes two essays that reconstruct Tai Chen's life and time and reinterpret his thought. Unlike most of the evidential scholars of his day, Tai Chen was not satisfied merely with providing reason and proof for his reading. He was interested in the life of words as their meaning changes with the vicissitudes of time. Tai Chen felt that the terms in the Mencius, garbled by the Sung and Ming thinkers who had come under the influence of Buddhism and Taoism, would no longer have made sense to Mencius himself. Key Confucian concepts, such as "principle" and "nature," had become "blood-less" moral constructs. Tai Chen preferred their primeval meaning. Intellectual historians of this century have hailed him as a progressive thinker and a social critic, but he saw himself in a simpler role: as a reader striving to understand every word in his text.