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Abstract

The present study proposes a comparative hermeneutics of two Song-dynasty commentaries of the classic Zhongyong. The essay also puts forward a new Song-dynasty perspective on this text, a viewpoint common to both Neo-Confucian and Chan schools, which focuses on emotions and what I call the “interdependent self.” It thus aims to make two complementary contributions: to illustrate the Confucian impact on the thinking of the Chan monk-scholar Qisong; and to provide evidence of Chan influence on the Cheng-Zhu school.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-11
Open Access
No
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