Although "ethics" does not appear in the title, Kwong-Loi Shun's Mencius and Early Chinese Thought is an analysis of ethics in the Mencius. Shun's goal is to "further our understanding of the Confucian perspective on the ethical life" (p. 8). His painstakingly careful presentation of passages of Mencian ethics certainly achieves this aim.

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Copyright © 1999 American Oriental Society. This article first appeared in Journal of the American Oriental Society 119:2 (1999), 366-368.

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