Introductory Chinese

Mencius孟子

Mencius(孟子 Mèngzǐ) , also known by his birth name Meng Ke (孟轲 Mèngkē) or Ko, was born in the State of Zou (邹国Z ōuguó),  now forming the territory of the county-level city of Zoucheng (邹城z ōuchéng) (originally Zouxian)  ( 邹 县Z ōuxiàn ), Shandong province (山东省 Shāndōng Shěng) , only thirty kilometres (eighteen miles) south of Qufu (曲阜Q ūfù)  , Confucius' birthplace.