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Jia Yi (201–169 BC)

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10.4324/9780415249126-G035-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G035-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Jia Yi, in forging a brilliant synthesis of classical Legalist, Daoist and Confucian doctrines, fashioned a coherent political and educational philosophy in support of strong central government. Jia’s impact on Chinese history can hardly be overestimated; his philosophy significantly shaped the imperial institutions of the Han dynasty (202 bcad 220), which became the models for successive dynasties of imperial China.

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Nylan, Michael. Jia Yi (201–169 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G035-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/jia-yi-201-169-bc/v-1.
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