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Zhou Dunyi (1017–73)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G065-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Zhou Dunyi was the father of Chinese neo-Confucianism. His oracular presentation of the notions of supreme polarity (taiji), yin and yang, and the five phases to explain the formation of the cosmos and sagehood became enshrined by Zhu Xi as the authoritative neo-Confucian view.

Citing this article:
Thompson, Kirill Ole. Zhou Dunyi (1017–73), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G065-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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