Zhu Xi

[New Entry by Kirill Thompson on September 3, 2015.] Zhu Xi, the preeminent Neo-Confucian (daoxue) master of the Southern Song (1126 - 1271), is generally ranked as second only to Confucius (551 -
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[New Entry by Kirill Thompson on September 3, 2015.] Zhu Xi, the preeminent Neo-Confucian (daoxue) master of the Southern Song (1126 - 1271), is generally ranked as second only to Confucius (551 - 479 BCE) in influence and as rivaling Zhuangzi (fourth century BCE) in philosophic acumen in the Chinese philosophical tradition. A leading scholar and classicist as well as sharp intellect and devoted practitioner, Zhu Xi worked out a philosophically compelling synthesis of the ideas of the Northern Song (960 - 1126 CE) masters Zhou Dunyi (1017 - 73), Zhang Zai (1020 - 77), and the brothers Cheng Yi (1033 - 1107) and...

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