Xun Zi (Xunzi, Hsun Tzu, Hsun-tse, Hsun K'uang, Xun Kuang), c. 325 BC - 238 BC. Early Confucian scholar who led the Chinese philosophical tradition in a rationalistic direction. He argued that human nature is originally bad, and for that reason is often placed in opposition to Mencius, who argued that it is originally good.
Full or partial online texts in English of the Xun Zi, the compilation of Xun Zi's teachings.