The Works of Mencius

Book Details


Book Details

     author: Mencius
      title: The Works of Mencius
  publisher: Clarendon Press, 1895
    subject: Confucianism - Ethics - Philosophy
   language: English
alt. author: James Legge, trans.

Editor's Notes

This site presents James Legge's translation of The Works of Mencius as it appeared in the series called The Chinese Classics in 1895. Mr. Legge reproduced in his translation the original Chinese and wrote a great deal of commentary concerning how he arrived at his particular translation of the original Chinese. These are left out. On the other hand, Mr. Legge also wrote a brief description of each chapter, which this site provides as part of each chapter header.

I last edited this book on June 2nd, 2009.