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  • Mozi : shi wu juan

Other Title

  • 墨子 : 十五卷

Translated Title

  • Mozi: 15 Juan


  • Mozi (circa 468-376 BC), whose birth name was Mo Di, was a native of Luyang who lived during Eastern Zhou of the late Spring and Autumn period and early Warring States. Born a commoner, Mozi studied Confucian thought but, finding the rituals and music too exact and complex, he began to advocate jian ai (universal love), fei gong (non-offensive warfare), shang xian (exalting the worthies), jie yong (moderation), and other ideas. He founded the school of Mohism. Mozi was a man of great learning and abilities, also known as a skilled craftsman, and he excelled in debates. After his death his disciples collected notes of his discourses and, based on the historical materials about his life and deeds, completed the work known as Mozi, which has since been handed down for centuries. The work was completed around the middle or late Warring States period. This important edition is a blue-ink Ming edition, printed with a copper movable type, in the 31st year (1552) of the Jianjing reign in Zhicheng. At the end is a postscript, handwritten by the famed Qing bibliophile Huang Pilie (1763-1825). There is also an afterword.


  • Huang, Pilie, 1763-1825, author of afterword, colophon, etc
  • Mo, Di, active 400 B.C, creator

Created / Published

  • Zhicheng, China : [Publisher not identified], 1552.


  • -  China
  • -  400 B.C
  • -  Chinese classics
  • -  Chinese literature
  • -  Moism
  • -  Philosophy, Ancient


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 2 volumes ; 27.1 x 16.4 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06


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  • 2021666476

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Chicago citation style:

Huang, Pilie, Author Of Afterword, Colophon, Etc, and DI Mo. Mozi: Shi Wu Juan. [Zhicheng, China: Publisher not identified, 1552] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Huang, P. & Mo, D. (1552) Mozi: Shi Wu Juan. [Zhicheng, China: Publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Huang, Pilie, Author Of Afterword, Colophon, Etc, and DI Mo. Mozi: Shi Wu Juan. [Zhicheng, China: Publisher not identified, 1552] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.