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A New Probe into the Restoration of Meng Zi's Birth and Death Years

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DOI: 10.25236/icembe.2020.007


Hua Qikun, Ma Shinian

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Ma Shinian


Mencius was a great thinker, educator and representative of Confucianism in the pre-Qin period. It is also called Confucius and Mencius. Mencius inherited and developed Confucius'theory. The doctrines of Mencius are undoubtedly original. They represent the most archetypal wisdom of our Chinese nation. There are different opinions about the birth and death of Mencius, and the gap between them is 20 years. This paper attempts to further sort out and summarize the materials of the past generations. From the text, the author studies the restoration of Mencius's birth and death years, which makes Mencius's birth and death years closer to historical reality and true thinking.


Philosophers, Reduction, Year of birth and death, Several sticks