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Han Yu (768–824)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-G034-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G034-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved November 17, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/han-yu-768-824/v-1

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Among the most important figures in the history of medieval Confucianism, Han Yu helped to redefine and adapt earlier Confucian teachings to the needs of his contemporary society. He strove to make Confucianism a more popular and comprehensive doctrine by devising a basic metaphysics and epistemology to complement the earlier Confucian emphasis on ethics.

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Hartman, Charles. Han Yu (768–824), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G034-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/han-yu-768-824/v-1.
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