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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Mencius (372–c. 289 B.C.)

Mencius (men’shi-us). Latinized from Mengtse (meng-tse’). A famous Chinese philosopher; born at Tsowhien, 372 B.C.; died about 289 B.C. He was a follower of Confucius, whose influence he revived. Twenty-nine years he spent in traveling about China preaching, but with small success; his last fifteen years were passed with his disciples in retirement. His sayings are laid down in seven books bearing his name as signature and are contained in the last of the so-called Chinese ‘Four Books.’