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Unformatted text preview: c) Adopt Chinese cultural and governance d) Push Song out of the North 3) The Southern Song (1127-1279) 4) Neo-Confucianism, Zhu Xi a) Neo-Confucian Thought i) Develops a path, a method for the goodness of humans—Mencius ii) Reflections on Things at Hand iii) A central part of Zhu Xi’s thought: a conceptual Pair iv) Li: principle, law v) Qi: vital energy, force b) Cheng Brothers (1030-1100) i) Cheng Hao ii) Cheng Yi c) Zhu Xi (1130-1200) d) Effort to recapture the true teachings of Confucius/Mengzi e) Need for a Confucian system of self cultivation linked with a more profound conceptualization of the universe and man’s position in that system...
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- Spring '08
- Asian History, Chinese philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, Zhu Xi, Jin Dynasty