Mencius (Penguin Classics) Rev. Ed Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-10: 014044971X
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Book Description

Mencius, who lived in the 4th century B.C., is second only to Confucius in importance in the Confucian tradition. The Mencius consists of sayings of Mencius and conversations he had with his contemporaries. When read side by side with the Analects, the Mencius throws a great deal of light on the teachings of Confucius.

Mencius developed many of the ideas of Confucius and at the same time discussed problems not touched upon by Confucius. He drew out the implications of Confucius' moral principles and reinterpreted them for the conditions of his time. As the fullest of the four great Confucian texts, the Mencius has been the required reading amongst Chinese scholars for two thousand years, and it still throws considerable light on the character of the Chinese people. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

D. C. Lau, a world renowned scholar on sinological studies, is professor emeritus of Chinese language and lliterature at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is reknowned for his classic English translations of the Tao Te Ching and The Analects of Confucius. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002RI9RCA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin; Rev. Ed edition (October 28, 2004)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 28, 2004
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3414 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 308 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Adrian J. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars A readable work, both in original structure and translation
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2016
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible version, avoid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars intreguing perspective
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2012
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