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China is a country in East Asia whose culture is considered the oldest, still extant, in the world. The name `China’ comes from the Sanskrit Cina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced `Chin’) which was translated as `Cin’ by the Persians and seems to have become popularized through trade along the Silk Road from China... [continue reading]
Mencius (372-289 BCE) also known as Mang-Tze or Mang-Tzu, was a Confucian philosopher born Mang Ko in the state of Zhou during The Warring States Period in China (476-221 BCE). Latin scholars rendered his name as `Mencius’ in the same way they changed K’ung-fu-Tze to `Confucius’. He was a strict Confucian and the most famous Chinese philosopher... [continue reading]