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Mencius

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

Chinese philosopher and thinker Mencius (Mengzi)

Better known in China as “Master Meng” (Chinese: Mengzi, 孟子), Mencius was a fourth-century BCE Chinese thinker whose importance in the Confucian tradition is second only to that of Confucius hims...

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Zhuangzi

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

Chinese philosopher and Daoism interpreter Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu)

Zhuangzi, (Chinese: “Master Zhuang”,庄子) Wade-Giles romanization Chuang-tzu, original name Zhuang Zhou (born c. 369, Meng [now Shangqiu, Henan province], China—died 286 bce), the most significa...

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Confucius

Chinese Culture | Apr 29, 2011 AM

Confucius (Kongzi)

Confucius (Chinese: 孔子; pinyin: Kǒng zǐ; Wade–Giles: K'ung-tzu, or Chinese: 孔夫子; pinyin: Kǒng Fūzǐ; Wade–Giles: K'ung-fu-tzu), literally "Master Kong", (traditionally 28 September 551 BC...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism

Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism constitute the essence of the traditional Chinese culture. The relationship among the three has been marked by both contention and complementation in history, with C...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Confucianism

Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (Kǒng Fūzǐ, or K'ung-fu-tzu, lit. "Master Kong", 551–478 BC). It is a ...

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