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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the philosophy of Confucius.


Six Superlative Sources

· Angus C. Graham, "The Background of the Mencian Theory of Human Nature," in Graham, Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature (SUNY Press, 1990).

· Philip J. Ivanhoe, Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mencius and Wang Yang-ming (Scholars Press, 1990).

· D.C. Lau, trans., Mencius (Penguin Books, 1970).

· David S. Nivison, The Ways of Confucianism (Open Court Press, 1996).

· Kwong-loi Shun, Mencius and Early Chinese Thought (Stanford University Press, 1997).

· Bryan W. Van Norden, "Mengzi and Xunzi: Two Views of Human Agency," International Philosophical Quarterly, 32:2 (June 1992), pp. 161-184.

Other Excellent Sources

· James Legge, trans., The Works of Mencius (Dover Books, 1970; o.p. 1895).

· David S. Nivison, P.J. Ivanhoe, and B.W. Van Norden, Comments and Corrections to D.C. Lau's Mencius,

· Bryan W. Van Norden, "Mencius on Courage," in Peter A. French, et al., eds., Midwest Studies in Philosophy: Volume 21: The Philosophy of Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997), pp. 237-256.

· Arthur Waley, "Notes on Mencius," Asia Major, n.s., 1, pp. 99-108.

· David Wong, "Is There a Distinction between Reason and Emotion in Mencius?" Philosophy East and West, 41:1 (January 1991), pp. 31- 44.

· Lee H. Yearley, "A Confucian Crisis: Mencius' Two Cosmogonies and Their Ethics," in R. Lovin and F. Reynolds, eds., Cosmogony and Ethical Order (University of Chicago Press, 1985), pp. 310-327.

· Lee H. Yearley, Mencius and Aquinas: Theories of Virtue and Conceptions of Courage (SUNY Press, 1990).

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