10-23 Song-Yuan Transition

10-23 Song-Yuan Transition - Greg J. Gallagher 23 October...

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Greg J. Gallagher 23 October 2006 Song/Yuan Transition 1) Zhu Xi (1130-1200) and Neo-Confucianism a) Why is this important i) Zhu Xi (1) Did serve as an official but his philosophical beliefs considered to radical (2) Like Confucius, Mencius, Zhu Xi was a teacher (a) Had numerous students ii) The “ Investigation of Things” (1) Part of idea of how you cultivate yourself (2) iii) Highly Influential (1) The Confucianism that reaches Korea and Japan in Neo-Confucianism iv) Neo-Confucianism (1) A revamped form of Confucianism, based on Confucius/Mencius, that develops a philosophy linking the nature of man to the working of the cosmos—all encompassing like Buddhism b) What is the context 2) The Development of Science and Technology in the Song a) Wood Block Printing i) Allowed for mass printing of classic texts and other documents (1) More widely available to all classes ii) Started Encyclopedic Projects iii) Medicine (1) Development of herbal medication b) Developed Algebra i) Were able to use this knowledge to do all sorts of things
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