By John Makeham
Neo-Confucianism used to be the main philosophical culture in China for many of the previous millennium. This significant other is the 1st quantity to supply a finished creation, in obtainable English, to the Neo-Confucian philosophical considered consultant chinese language thinkers from the 11th to the eighteenth centuries. It offers special insights into altering views on key philosophical thoughts and their dating with one another.
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1:61). Introduction xli teacher, QIAN Mu 錢穆, concerning the notion of daotong. In 1991 Yu published an essay in which he shows that QIAN Mu was critical of the genealogical transmission model of the daotong developed during Song and Ming times because it was vulnerable to interruption. Instead, Qian proposed that the real daotong was the ‘‘entire cultural tradition’’ (Yu 1998: 190; Qian 1976: 94). Yu calls this the daotong of the intellectual historian, not the daotong of the philosopher, which he associates with the New Confucians, in particular the XIONG Shili 熊十力 (1885–1968) ‘‘lineage’’ which includes MOU Zongsan (Yu 1998: 183–191).
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Modern Interpretations of Neo-Confucian Philosophy The elaboration of aspects of Neo-Confucian philosophy by New Confucian thinkers is a large and complex topic which properly lies beyond the scope of this volume. It is, however, worth pointing out that several contributors to this volume have used the interpretations and categories developed by leading New Confucian philosophers and applied them to their own interpretation of aspects of Neo-Confucian philosophy. ’’ In ‘‘The Thesis of Single-Rootedness in the Thought of CHENG Hao,’’ WONG Wai-ying adopts characterizations such as ‘‘sudden and perfect’’ (yuandun 圓頓) developed by MOU Zongsan29 and, like Mou, applies them to the interpretation 28 Mou contrasted his own moral metaphysics with Kant’s metaphysics of morals.