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Zhou Dunyi (1017–73)

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10.4324/9780415249126-G065-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G065-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved October 23, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/zhou-dunyi-1017-73/v-1

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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.

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Thompson, Kirill Ole. Zhou Dunyi (1017–73), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G065-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/zhou-dunyi-1017-73/v-1.
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