Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung: The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean Edited by Andrew Plaks

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Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung: The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean Edited by Andrew Plaks ISBN:9780140447842

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Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung are two of the central texts of early Chinese thought, encapsulating Confucian philosophy on the Way of moral cultivation and spiritual attainment. Traditionally held to be the work of two of Confucius’s closest disciples, the books were compiled in their present form late in the second or first century BCE and have occupied a central position in educational and political life for almost a thousand years throughout the East Asian cultural sphere. The text focus on the connection between internal self-cultivation and the external realisation of one’s moral core in the fulfilment of the practical aims of Confucian life- the observance of ritual, the proper conduct of personal relationships, and the grand enterprise of maintaining order in the state and the world.

Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung: The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean Edited by Andrew Plaks ISBN:9780140447842

 

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Weight 134 g
Dimensions 10 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

ANDREW PLAKS is Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He has published widely on Chinese philosophy and religion. XINZHONG YAO is Professor of Religion & Ethics at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

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