Harmony and Sameness (hetong, 和同)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan


Harmony and sameness are concepts that appeared very early in the history of Chinese philosophy, making their appearance as early as in the oracle bone scripts and the bronze inscriptions. The Book of Documents, Book of Changes, Rites of Zhou, Discourses of the States and the Zuo Zhuan all have records of these terms.


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  1. 1.NanjingChina

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