Unformatted text preview: The Confucian virtue of humaneness. Taiji/T’ai Chi: the Great Ultimate. Viewed in Song Neo-Confucianism as a macrocosm equivelant to the structure of the human body; also the name of a set of beathing and exercise routines practices by Daoist. Tian: the term for Heaven or God in the first millennium BCE, when Confucius lived; “Tainanmen” means “Gate of Heaven.” Wuwei: non-action; the path of least resistance, of allowing things to run their natural course, preferred by Daoism. Yang: the masculine principle, the complement of yin , this is characterized as aggressive, hard, dry, and bright. Yin: the feminine principle, that is the complement of yang and is characterized as accommodating, soft, moist, and dark. Laozi: less government, the better…Daoism founder. Zhungzi: Dao? Kongfuzi: Confucius Mengzi: good nature with wicked environment (Conf.) Xunzi: human nature – more influential (Conf.)...
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- Spring '08
- li, Chinese philosophy, different Chinese character, ancient Chinese concept, NeoConfucian Zhu Xi