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Thu May 2 2002 at 11:47:09 (15.4 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
To guide my ruler to listen to the will of Heaven, as expressed through the people.
specialties
Disputation
school/company
Will travel
motto
"Everyone has a heart that cannot avoid being moved by others."
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Mencius IIIb: 10
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My real name is Meng Ke (Meng K'o for those of you who use Wade-Giles). My Japanese friends call me Môshi, not to be confused with that other sage Moses (Moshe).

I'm a major Confucian philosopher of the 4th century B.C.E., in what you people now call China. My exact dates are uncertain, but I'm thought to have lived roughly from 385-304 B.C.E. I was born in the tiny state of Zou, near Lu. My mother is famous for her great concern for my education and upbringing. For some 2000 years, I have been required reading for all educated Chinese people, and for anyone in the rest of the world who thirsts after culture. Some people have called me the Cicero of the Chinese world. (Who is this fellow Cicero? He seems to have been born after I died.)

I'll try to write more about myself at some future date, but for now I would like to recommend you look at the fine write-ups by my friends m_turner and schist, which you can find at the regular Mencius node. Schist has also kindly provided a little digest of my writings, at Mencius passages.


I must thank Gritchka for his help in getting my account set up.
Below is a list of all my writeups. I hope they are interesting to you. I’d appreciate hearing about any errors or corrections.

Book I: King HÛi of Liang.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI

Book II: Kung-sun Ch'âu.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV

Book III: T'ang Wan Kung.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X

Book IV: Lî Lâu.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX
Chapter XXI Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV Chapter XXVI Chapter XXVII Chapter XXVIII

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX
Chapter XXI Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV Chapter XXVI Chapter XXVII Chapter XXVIII
Chapter XXIX Chapter XXX Chapter XXXI Chapter XXXII
Chapter XXXIII

Book V: Wan Chang.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX

Book VI: Kâo Tsze.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI

Book VII: Tsin Sin.

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX
Chapter XXI Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV Chapter XXVI Chapter XXVII Chapter XXVIII
Chapter XXIX Chapter XXX Chapter XXXI Chapter XXXII
Chapter XXXIII Chapter XXXIV Chapter XXXV Chapter XXXVI
Chapter XXXVII Chapter XXXVIII Chapter XXXIX Chapter XXXX
Chapter XXXXI Chapter XXXXII Chapter XXXXIII Chapter XXXXIV
Chapter XXXXV Chapter XXXXVI

  Chapter I       Chapter II      Chapter III     Chapter IV  
Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII
Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII
Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX
Chapter XXI Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV Chapter XXVI Chapter XXVII Chapter XXVIII
Chapter XXIX Chapter XXX Chapter XXXI Chapter XXXII
Chapter XXXIII Chapter XXXIV Chapter XXXV Chapter XXXVI
Chapter XXXVII Chapter XXXVIII