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Author Huang, Junjie, 1946- author.

Title Mencian hermeneutics / Chun-chieh Huang
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Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Part 1 : The Text, the Man, the Ideas -- 1. Mencius the Man and the Thinker -- 1:1. Mencius the Man -- 1:2. Mencius the Thinker -- 2. Harmonia Mundi in Homo-Mundane, Anthropo-Ecological, and Hsin-ch'i-hsing Unity -- 2:1. Harmonia Mundi -- 2:2. Homo-Mundane Continuum -- 2:3. Anthropo-ecological Interdependence -- 2:4. Hsin-ch'i-hsing Harmony -- 2:5. Conclusion -- 3. Social Dimension: "Rightness"(yi) Versus "Profit"(li) -- 3:1. Introduction -- 3:2. Historical Background -- 3:3. Yi vs. li Perfected -- 3:4. Impacts Deflected: Yang Chu, Mo Tzu, and Hsün Tzu -- 3:5. Conclusion -- 4. Political Dimension: Populist Government of Familiar Empathy -- 4:1. Introduction -- 4:2. Ideal Government -- 4:3. Mencius' Political Ideals: A Comparison -- 4:4. Impacts of Mencius' Ideal -- 4:5. Conclusion -- Part 2: Mencius in Context -- 5. Hermeneutics as Apologetics (I): Hsün Tzu Contra Mencius -- 5:1. The Problem -- 5:2. Hsün Tzu's Pairs of Rhetorical Accusations -- 5:3. Mencius' Hsin and Hsün Tzu -- 5:4. Mencius' Tao and Hsün Tzu -- 5:5. Hsün Tzu's Distortion of Tradition -- 5:6. Conclusion -- 6. Hermeneutics as Apologetics (II): Mind-Body Unity in On Five Activities -- 6:1. Introduction -- 6:2. Mind-Heart and Body-Self, Divided, Unified -- 6:3. "Deliberation" and "Caution [when] Alone": Mencius' Self-cultivation Developed -- 6:4. Conclusion -- 7. Hermeneutics as Politics: The Sung Debates over the Mencius -- 7:1. Mencius-Controversies: The Why -- 7:2. Mencius-Controversies: The What -- 7:3. Chinese Hermeneutics As Politics -- 8. Hermeneutics as Pilgrimage (I): Impacts on Chu Hsi -- 8:1. Mencius' "Self-cultivation" (2A2) -- 8:2. Chu Hsi's Interpretation -- 8:3. Contra Chu Hsi -- 9. Hermeneutics as Pilgrimage (II): Impacts on Wang Yang-ming -- 9:1. Introduction
9:2. Wang Yang-ming's Mencius-Hermeneutics -- 9:3. Yang-ming Hermeneutics as Pilgrimage -- 9:4. "Contemporary Significance" -- 9:5. Conclusion -- 10. Hermeneutics as Apologetics (III): Tai Chen's Mencian Normativity Within Desire -- 10:1. The Importance of Tai Chen -- 10:2. Meng Tzu Tzu-Yi Shu-Cheng -- 10:3. Tai's Impressive Strengths -- 10:4. Eight Critiques -- 10:5. Conclusion -- 11. Mencius' Encounter with Modernity: T'ang Chün-i, Hsü Fu-kuan, Mou Tsung-san -- 11:1. Introduction -- 11:2. T'ang, Hsü, and Mou Compared -- 11:3. New Interpretations of Mencius' "Mind-heart Theory" -- 11:4. Mencius' Political Ideals for "Today" -- 11:5. Conclusion -- Epilogue: Chinese Hermeneutics as Politics, Apologetics, Pilgrimage -- Appendix: A Chronology of Mencian Hermeneutics -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- Index of Passages in the Mencius
Summary Considered second only to Confucius in the history of Chinese thought, Mencius (371?-289 b.c.), was a moral philosopher whose arguments, while pragmatically rooted in the political and social conditions of his time, go beyond particular situations to probe their origins and speculate on their larger implications. His writings constitute a living tradition in China and the world at large. Sinological studies of Mencius have long emphasized philological and archaeological research, situating the texts mainly in Chinese history. Critical appraisal of the texts lends itself to Western traditions of interpretation
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Subject Mencius. Mengzi.
Mengzi (Mencius)
Philosophy, Chinese -- To 221 B.C.
Philosophy, Chinese.
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