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Classical Chinese Philosophy: Basic Categories(4): Yin and Yang
By Yuzhong Zhai   2008-04-09
Yin and Yang, representing all kinds of interacting pairs of opposites, are not only mutually restraining but also mutually complementary and always transforming into each other towards a balance….
 
 
Classical Chinese Philosophy: Basic Categories(2): Tao vs. Law
By Yuzhong Zhai   2008-04-09
...the Tao and law were the two sides of a coin: the laws and decrees of the state should be derived from the Tao,...and the Tao should run its course in human society through the law....
 
 
Classical Chinese Philosophy: Basic Categories(1)
By Yuzhong Zhai   2008-04-07
While western thought starts from a dual point of view, not covering the whole: the subjective and the objective are diametrically opposed and mutually exclusive without penetration into each other, Chinese philosophy presents a holistic worldview, with pairs of opposites mutually interconnected and balanced....
 
 
Taoism Part 5: Taoism and the Sage
By Ted Kardash   2008-03-24
From a Taoist viewpoint, this term refers to one whose actions are in complete harmony with his surroundings - both the immediate environment and the universe as a whole.
 
 
Taoism Part 4: The Wu-Wei Principle
By Ted Kardash   2008-03-22
Wu-wei refers to behavior that arises from a sense of oneself as connected to others and to one's environment....it is not to be considered inertia, laziness, or mere passivity....
 
 
Taoism Part 3: Yin-Yang - The Principle of Harmony and Change
By Ted Kardash   2008-03-20
Taoism's central organizing principle is the interconnectedness of all life with its flow of continuous change. Nowhere is this idea expressed in such a unique and exquisite manner as in the concept of yin-yang, which describes the underlying unity of life through the interplay of opposites.
 
 
Taoism Part 2: Te - The Principle of Inner Nature
By Ted Kardash   2008-03-18
...the idea of te is that of power exercised without the use of force and without inappropriate interference in the existing order of things.
 
 
Taoism Part 1--- Ageless Wisdom for A Modern World
By Ted Kardash   2008-03-13
Taoism states that all life forces tend to move toward harmony and balance because it is in their nature to do so.
 
 
On Legism or Legalism (Fajia 法家)
By Xinfajia   2008-02-11
In fact, the Han Dynasty had taken over most Legelist bureaucratic institutions and ideology of the Qin(Ch'in) Dynasty and altered them to meet the new demands of a unified China.
 
 
The Five-element Theory---Natural Philosophy in Ancient China
By Anonymous   2008-01-17
The Five-element Theory, like the theory of yin-yang, has become an important component of Chinese philosophy.
 
 
 
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