Political Personality Revealed in the Great Learning (daxue)

  • Shan Chun


The Great Learning (daxue) is the integrated scholarship between moral saint and administrative king of Confucian tradition, its essence being epitomized as Three Principles and Eight Items (san gang ling ba tiao mu) in The Great Learning. The first principle of comprehending universal representation is the human reflections upon cosmic dynamics, the second principle of assuming-new-person mirrors Confucian political idealism based on natural justice and moral consciousness for social equity, the third principle of halting at consummation represents Confucian political personality and its life philosophy.


Song Dynasty Tang Dynasty Great Learn Confucian Tradition Confucian Classic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Confucian StudiesChina University of Political Science and LawBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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