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Works: 1,342 works in 2,970 publications in 12 languages and 23,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Quotations  Maps  Sacred books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Biography  Biography‡vPictorial works 
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Classifications: B128.M33, 181.1
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Most widely held works about Mencius
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Most widely held works by Mencius
Mencius by Mencius( Book )
284 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mencius is the most beautifully written and perhaps the most authoritative of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )
14 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
Mencius by Mencius( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."--Jacket
Mencius on the mind; experiments in multiple definition by I. A Richards( Book )
19 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long out of print, I.A. Richards's extraordinary 1932 foray into Chinese philosophy is worth reviving for its detached interpretation of the Chinese classics
The Chinese classics by James Legge( Book )
54 editions published between 1861 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers
The sacred books of Confucius, and other Confucian classics by Chʻu Chai( Book )
4 editions published between 1065 and 1965 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sayings of Mencius by Mencius( Book )
16 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and Chinese and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mengzi : with selections from traditional commentaries by Mencius( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi - one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism - this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected bibliography; and an index."--Jacket
The four books: Confucian analects, the great learning, the doctrine of the mean, and the works of Mencius ( Book )
20 editions published between 1892 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese political philosophy by William Sumner Appleton Pott( Book )
3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confucius and the Chinese classics: or, Readings in Chi nese literature by A. W Loomis( Book )
8 editions published between 1867 and 1977 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mengzi by Mencius( Book )
31 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind of Mencius : or, Political economy founded upon moral philosophy : a systematic digest of the doctrines of the Chinese philosopher Mencius, B.C. 325 by Ernst Faber( Book )
15 editions published between 1882 and 1897 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Mencius reader : for beginning and advanced students of classical Chinese by Donald B Wagner( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mong dsi (Mong ko) Aus dem chinesischen verdeutscht und erläutert by Mencius( Book )
8 editions published between 1914 and 1921 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les quatre livres by Séraphin Couvreur( Book )
16 editions published between 1895 and 1972 in French and Chinese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential Mengzi : selected passages with traditional commentary by Mencius( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Essential Mengzi offers a representative selection from Bryan Van Norden's acclaimed translation of the full work, including the most frequently studied passages and covering all of the work's major themes. An appendix of selections from the classic commentary of Zhu Xione of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianismkeyed to relevant passages, provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a general Introduction, timeline, glossary, and selected bibliography
Meng zi by Mencius( Book )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu shou lu le " meng zi " de 14 pian nei rong, bing fu yi zhu jie he yi wen
Classical Chinese : supplementary selections from philosophical texts : glossaries, analyses by Naiying Yuan( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Maeng cha 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Maeng ja 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Maengja ca.372-289 v. Chr
Mäñ Ča 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mang K'o
Mängtse v372-v289
Mạnh Tư ̉ 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Men-czy ca 372-ca 289 př. Kr
Men-Ke v372-v289
Mencius, ca. 371-289 aC.
Mencius ca.372-289 v. Chr
Mencius v372-v289
Meng-c' ca 372-ca 289 př. Kr
Meng ca.372-289 v. Chr Ko
Meng ca.372-289 v. Chr Tse
Meng ca.372-289 v. Chr Tzeu
Meng ca.372-289 v. Chr Tzu
Meng, Ke
Meng Ke 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng Ke ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Meng Ke ca 372-ca 289 př. Kr
Meng Ke v372-v289
Meng, Kʻo
Meng K'o 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng, Ko, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Meng, K'o v372-v289
Meng-tse 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng, Tse, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Meng-tse v372-v289
Meng-tseu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng-Tseu v372-v289
Mêng Tsu v372-v289
Meng-tzeu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng, Tzeu, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Meng Tzeu v372-v289
Meng-tzu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng, Tzu, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Meng, Tzu ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Meng-Tzu Disciple de Confucius
Mêng Tzŭ v372-v289
Meng zi
Meng zi 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng Zi ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Meng Zi che 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng Zi v372-v289
Meng, Zi yu
Meng Zi yu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng Ziche 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng Ziyu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Meng, Zu
Mengzi 0371?-0289 av. J.-C.)
Mengzi 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mengzi ca.372-289 v. Chr
Mengzi ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Mengzi ca 372-ca 289 př. Kr
Mengzi (Philosopher)
Mengzi v372-v289
Menzius, ca. 371-289 aC
Menzius ca.372-289 v. Chr
Menzius v372-v289
Mong ca.372-289 v. Chr Dsï
Mong ca.372-289 v. Chr Ko
Mong-dse 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mong-dse v372-v289
Mong Dsï
Mong dsi 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mong dsi 372-289 a.C.
Mong, Dsi͏̈, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Mong Dsi ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Mong, Dsi v372-v289
Mong, K'o
Mong K'o 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mong ko 372-289 a.C.
Mong, Ko, ca.372-289 v. Chr.
Mong Ko ca 372-ca 289 f.Kr
Mong-ko v372-v289
Mong-tseu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mong-tsu 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mōshi 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
Mōshi ca.372-289 v. Chr
Mōshi v372-v289
Zi, Meng
Ziche ca.372-289 v. Chr
Ziju ca.372-289 v. Chr
Ziyu ca.372-289 v. Chr
맹자 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
맹자 ca.372-289 v. Chr
子居 ca.372-289 v. Chr
子舆 ca.372-289 v. Chr
子车 ca.372-289 v. Chr
孟, 子輿 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
孟, 子车 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
孟, 軻
孟 轲 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
孟, 轲 v372-v289
孟子 0371?-0289 av. J.-C.
孟子 0372?-0289 av. J.-C.
孟子 v372-v289
孟轲 ca.372-289 v. Chr
孟轲 v372-v289
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