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Zhu Xi and the Five Masters of Northern Song

  • Kai-chiu NgEmail author
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Part of the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy book series (DCCP, volume 13)

Abstract

In the history of philosophy, it is not novel that even the most original thinkers, such as the founders of various schools of thoughts, still bear the ideological elements of some antecedent thinkers. In other words, regardless of how avant-garde their thinking is and the outstanding qualities of their philosophical breakthroughs, to a certain extent, they are still synthesizers. Taking Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200) as one of the prominent examples, what he achieved is the most influential synthesis throughout the history of traditional Chinese philosophy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

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