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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.

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Introduction Further Reading Mencius Book I感art A Book I感art B Book II感art A Book II感art B Book III感art A Book III感art B Book IV感art A Book IV感art B Book V感art A Book V感art B Book VI感art A Book VI感art B Book VII感art A Book VII感art B Aooendix 1: The Dating of Events in the Life of Mencius Appendix 2: Early Traditions about Mencius Appendix 3: The Text of the Mencius Appendix 4: Ancient History as Understood by Mencius Appendix 5: On Mencius' Use of the Method of Analogy in Argument Textual Notes Glossary of Personal and Place Names

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While "Mencius" may be generally more 'accessible' when compared with other classical Chinese texts, as P. J. Ivanhoe observes, it is still a challenge to capture in translation the flavor of its fine prose and the force of its arguments. This, I think, is precisely what Bloom sets out to do, and we are richly rewarded for her effort. Her translation is eminently reliable and has a graceful directness and simplicity. Ivanhoe's introduction helpfully highlights key ethical, political, and religious views and relates them to relevant contemporary philosophical debates. This book will be widely used and consulted by scholars.--Alan K. L. Chan, National University of Singapore

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