David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 55 (2) (2005)
: Dong Zhongshu (Tung Chung-shu) (179–104 B.C.E.) was the first prominent Confucian to integrate yin-yang theory into Confucianism. His constructive effort not only generates a new perspective on yin and yang, it also involves implications beyond its explicit contents. First, Dong changes the natural harmony of yin and yang to an imposed unity Second, he identifies yang with human nature (xing) and benevolence (ren), and yin with emotion (qing) and greed (tan). Taken together, these two novelties grant a philosophical basis for the theory and practice of gender inequality in their specifically Chinese manifestations. An analysis of Dong's work shows that the mere complementarity of yin and yang does not guarantee gender equality; they are not fixed categories, but together form a transformative dynamic harmony
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robin D. S. Yates (ed.) (1997). Five Lost Classics: Tao, Huanglao, and Yin-Yang in Han China. Ballantine Books.
Yang Qingzhong (2008). Possible Inspiration Offered by the Yin-Yang Theory of The Book of Changes (Yi Jing) Regarding the Course of Human Culture in the Twenty-First Century. Contemporary Chinese Thought 39 (3):23-38.
Qingzhong Yang (2006). On the Dao in the Commentary of the Book of Change. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (4):572-593.
Joseph A. Adler (2008). Zhu XI's Spiritual Practice as the Basis of His Central Philosophical Concepts. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (1):57-79.
Wai-Ming Ng (1998). The Yin-Yang-Wu-Hsing Doctrine in the Textual Tradition of Tokugawa Japanese Agriculture. Asian Philosophy 8 (2):119 – 128.
John Patterson (2000). Mana: Yin and Yang. Philosophy East and West 50 (2):229-241.
Robin Wang (2005). Dong Zhongshu's Transformation of "Yin-Yang" Theory and Contesting of Gender Identity. Philosophy East and West 55 (2):209 - 231.
Subash Durlabhji (2004). The Tao of Organization Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics 52 (4):401 - 409.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #167,443 of 1,679,387 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,003 of 1,679,387 )
How can I increase my downloads?