Mencius (372-298 BC) was one of the greatest Chinese philosophers, focusing on political theory and practice. Mencius, like Confucius, believed that rulers were divinely placed in order to guarantee peace and order among the people they rule. Unlike Confucius, Mencius believed that if a ruler failed to bring peace and order about, then the people could be absolved of all loyalty to that ruler and were justified to revolt. D. C. Lau is a Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
MenciusIntroduction Further Reading Mencius Book IPart A Book IPart B Book IIPart A Book IIPart B Book IIIPart A Book IIIPart B Book IVPart A Book IVPart B Book VPart A Book VPart B Book VIPart A Book VIPart B Book VIIPart A Book VIIPart 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