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Cheng Hao (1032–85)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G029-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Cheng Hao was a pivotal figure in the creation of a Confucian tradition that was to become the basis for intellectual and state orthodoxy in China from the thirteenth century to the twentieth century. His decision to seek the Confucian Way (dao) through a direct and personalized reading of the classics was later projected as the beginning of this movement. From a new perspective, he redirected Confucian discourse on such cardinal concepts as humaneness and human nature.

Citing this article:
Tillman, Hoyt Cleveland. Cheng Hao (1032–85), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G029-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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