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MENGZI

MENGZI

With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Translated and Read by Bryan W. Van Norden
9 hours 23 minutes

 

The Mengzi is one of the very greatest works of world literature and philosophy, and it is perhaps the single most influential Confucian text of all time.  Of all the Confucian classics, it is also the one most likely to speak to contemporary readers.  The Mengzi contains the dialogues, debates, and sayings of Mengzi, a Confucian sage of the fourth century BCE.  (He is also known by the Latinization of his name, “Mencius.”).  Continue Reading →

Bryan W. Van Norden

Bryan W. Van Norden

Van Norden is author, editor, or translator of nine books on Chinese and comparative philosophy, including Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy (2011), Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy:  Han to the 20th Century (2014, with Justin Tiwald), Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (2nd ed., 2005, with P.J. Ivanhoe), and most recently Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto (2017):  Bryan W. Van Norden lives in Singapore, where he is currently Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Visiting Professor at Yale-NUS College.  He is also Chair Professor in Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University (PRC) and Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College (USA).   A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Mellon fellowships, Van Norden has been honored as one of The Best 300 Professors in the US by The Princeton Review. His hobbies are poker (he has played in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas) and video games.