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'中国'之义:文中子的立身与存心

The Notion of ‘Zhongguo’: The Life and Thought of Wenzhongzi

Zhang Pei 张沛    Peking University, China    

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abstract

Wang Tong 王通 (584-618) (also known as Wenzhongzi 文中子), one of the greatest Confucians in Chinese history, has always been a controversial figure. Zhongshuo 中說 (Doctrines of the Middle Way), is the only extant text that records his teachings. Focusing on this work, the present paper illuminates the political philosophy of Wang Tong as shown by his outlook on Zhongguo; furthermore, it contends that this approach is cultural rather than geographical or ethnological and that it is representative of classical Confucianism.

Submitted
July 16, 2016
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-098-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-095-2

Keywords: Wang TongWenzhongziZhongshuoDoctrines of the Middle Way

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