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Cheng Yi (1033–1107)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-G030-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G030-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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One of the most creative Chinese intellectuals, Cheng Yi was the most systematic and influential of a group of thinkers which channelled Confucian thinking into a new philosophical direction that gradually became dominant in East Asia for several centuries. Buddhism was still the most pervasive and sophisticated religious philosophy of his day; yet he effectively borrowed some of its ideas and methods to formulate a philosophy that would enable Confucian teachers to draw intellectuals away from the Buddhist masters.

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Tillman, Hoyt Cleveland. Cheng Yi (1033–1107), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G030-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/cheng-yi-1033-1107/v-1.
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