Exemplary Person (junzi, 君子)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan


In Chinese philosophy, exemplary person represents an ideal personality. Discussions of this idea is extremely widespread and can be found in Confucian, Mohist, Daoist and legalists philosophies. Even to this day, the personality that the exemplary person represents, and the desire to emulate this personality, effects and guides people’s moral behaviour and their conduct of affairs.


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  1. 1.NanjingChina

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