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The History of Confucian School Idealist Philosophy of the Song and Ming Dynasties

Author: 侯外庐,邱汉生,张岂之(Hou Wailu, Qiu Hansheng, Zhang Qizhi)
ISBN: 7-01-002611-4,7-01-002612-2
Original Region: China
Original Language: Simplified Chinese
Publication Date: 1997
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This book is composed of two volumes.

The first volume is divided into 3 parts and 37chapters. It provides a systematic description of the origin and development of the Song and Ming Dynasties and the distinctive historical position of Confucian school idealist philosophy of in the history of Chinese Thoughts as well.

Based on rigorous rectification and textual research, the editors clearly explain and analyse the historical conditions from which Neo-Confucianism got evolved, its different phrases of development and its learning trends. Besides giving critical appraisal to some distinguished masters in this field, this volume also makes realistic comments on some less important Confucian philosophers who have made certain contributions to the development of idealism. In particular, several chapters have been wholly devoted to expounding the characteristics and historical position of idealism in the Yuan Dynasty, which are always overlooked by the formerly PubDate books on the history of Chinese thoughts and philosophy. In addition, the volume presents a detailed exposition of the arguments, infiltration and immersion between the School represented by Cheng Yi, Cheng Hao and Zhu Xi and the School represented by Lu Jiuyuan and Wang Yangming. With the objective explanation of the development clues, the relationship between the masters and a series of categories and propositions involved in the two Schools, the volume outlines the general evolvement of Neo-Confucianism, the official philosophy which had dominated the circle of Chinese thoughts for hundreds of year.

The second volume is divided into three parts and 36 chapters. It systematically describes the characteristics and developing trends of Neo-Confucianism during the Ming Dynasty and the early period of the Qing Dynasty. It focuses on three periods: the dominance of Zhu’s theories in the early Ming Dynasty, the rising and spreading of Wang’s theories during the middle and latter period of the Ming Dynasty, and the declining of Neo-Confucianism in the early Qing Dynasty. Besides the arguments between the School of Cheng Yi, Cheng Hao and Zhu Xi and the School of Lu Jiuyuan and Wang Yangming, it also presents the debates between idealism and the Learning about Deeds, idealism and anti-idealism. In the meantime, it focuses on some theorists of that period and discusses their attitudes towards idealism. For example, what criticism Luo Qinshun, Wang Tingxiang. Lu Kun and Chen Jian in the Ming Dynasty have made on zhu and Wang’s theroies, how Fang Yizhi, Huang Zongxi, Gu Yanwu, Wang Fuzhi, Sun Qifeng, LiYong, the early Qing Dynasty got related with idealism and what are the idealism represented by Fu Shan and Yan Yuan. Moreover, one chapter is specially devoted to expounding the comments on Neo-Confucianism made by “an Anthology of the Philosophical works of the Ming Dynasty”.

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