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  1.  9
    Moral Artisanship in Mengzi 6A7.Dobin Choi - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):331-348.
    This essay investigates the structure and meaning of the Mengzi’s 孟子 analogical inferences in Mengzi 6A7. In this chapter, he argues that just as the perceptual masters allowed the discovery of our senses’ uniform preferences, the sages enabled us to recognize our hearts’ universal preferences for “order and righteousness.” Regarding an unresolved question of how the sages help us understand our hearts’ preferred objects as such, I propose a spectator-based moral artisanship reading as an alternative to an evaluator-focused moral connoisseurship (...)
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    Incongruent Names: A Theme in the History of Chinese Philosophy.Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Hans-Rudolf Kantor & Hans-Georg Moeller - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):305-330.
    This essay is meant to shed light on a discourse that spans centuries and includes different voices. To be aware of such trans-textual resonances can add a level of historical understanding to the reading of philosophical texts. Specifically, we intend to demonstrate how the notion of the ineffable Dao 道, prominently expressed in the Daodejing 道德經, informs a long discourse on incongruent names in distinction to a mainstream paradigm that demands congruity between names and what they designate. Thereby, we trace (...)
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  3.  5
    The Development of the Chinese Doctrine of the Nonidentity and Inseparability of the Body and the Soul—The Shenmielun and Its Origins.Shu-fun Fung - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):363-379.
    Fan Zhen’s 范縝 Shenmielun 神滅論 is a famous Chinese treatise discussing the body-soul problem. This discussion had been advocated by Huan Tan 桓譚 and Wang Chong 王充. However, their views did not receive positive attention: at the beginning of the Eastern Han dynasty, their intellectual weight was far from significant enough to spur the court’s interest in the topic. During the time of Fan Zhen, Emperor Wu of Liang, a keen protector of the thought of dharma, raised the question of (...)
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    Empathy for Non-Kin, the Faraway, the Unfamiliar, and the Abstract––An Interdisciplinary Study on Mencian Moral Cultivation and a Response to Prinz.Jing Hu - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):349-362.
    This article challenges the pessimistic view that empathy and other fellow feelings are biased and erratic motivation for morality. By discussing Mencius’ account on how to develop empathy from its biased and erratic beginnings, I argue that empathy can be extended to less common objects, such as non-kin, the faraway, the unfamiliar, and the abstract. The extension facilitated by empathy in turn enhances one’s moral cognition toward the sufferings of less common objects; the extension also helps to include less common (...)
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    Ma, Lin, and Jaap van Brakel, Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy.Sai Hang Kwok - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):439-443.
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    Kim, Jung-Yeup: Z Hang Zai’s Philosophy of Qi: A Practical Understanding.Galia Patt-Shamir - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):429-434.
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    W Ang Fuzhi’s Criticism of Buddhism and Its Limitations.Mingran Tan - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):381-400.
    Wang Fuzhi’s 王夫之 remarks on Buddhism have not been given sufficient attention despite increasing research on him. The few works on this topic either focus on just one aspect of his view of Buddhism or fail to disclose the purpose and uniqueness of his attack of it. This essay analyzes his view of Buddhism comprehensively, in particular his insight into the paradox of Buddhist universal love and his rejection of Buddhist retribution and reincarnation from Confucian righteousness and qi 氣-monism. In (...)
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  8.  3
    Fraser, Chris, The Philosophy of the Mòzǐ: The First Consequentialists.Bryan W. Van Norden - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):421-427.
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    Lin, Weijie 林維杰, Z Hu Xi and Classics Hermeneutics 朱熹與經典詮釋.Yves Vendé - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):435-438.
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    Wu, Fei 吳飛, “Disintegration” of Human Relations: Family-Country’s Anxiety in the Tradition of Hylomorphism 人倫的 “解體” : 形質論傳統中的家國焦慮.Xinyu Wang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):445-448.
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    Yang, Rur-Bin 楊儒賓, Zhuangzi as Confucian 儒門內的莊子.Jie Yang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):449-452.
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    Shaping the New Woman: The Dilemma of Shen in China’s Republican Period.Shaoqian Zhang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (3):401-420.
    As a response to China’s experiences with European colonialism, a number of political and intellectual movements emerged during the late 19th and early 20th century, with the objective to inculcate certain desirable qualities into its citizens, particularly the modern woman. This article compares the modern Chinese concept of the physical body with that of the traditional ideal Confucian body. By emphasizing shenti as a vessel for objective knowledge amid the construction of a politically-desired social order, Chinese activists adapted a Western, (...)
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  13.  7
    Tian as Cosmos in Z Hu Xi’s Neo-Confucianism.Stephen C. Angle - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):169-185.
    Tian 天 is central to the metaphysics, cosmology, and ethics of the 800-year-long Chinese philosophical tradition we call “Neo-Confucianism,” but there is considerable confusion over what tian means—confusion which is exacerbated by its standard translation into English as “Heaven.” This essay analyzes the meaning of tian in the works of the most influential Neo-Confucian, Zhu Xi 朱熹, presents a coherent interpretation that unifies the disparate aspects of the term’s meaning, and argues that “cosmos” does an excellent job of capturing this (...)
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  14.  3
    H Uang Zongxi as a Republican: A Theory of Governance for Confucian Democracy.Elton Chan - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):203-218.
    Confucianism has been historically intertwined with authoritarianism in general and monarchy in specific. Various contemporary attempts to reconcile Confucianism with democracy have yielded controversial results mostly due to the theoretical tension between the authoritarian character of the former and the liberal one of the latter. This article seeks to develop an alternative route to Confucian democracy by drawing from Huang Zongxi’s 黃宗羲 Waiting for the Dawn: A Plan for the Prince. In this well-known work, Huang argues for a form of (...)
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  15.  2
    Kim, Sungmoon, Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia.Jiwei Ci - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):291-295.
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    Huang, Chun-Chieh 黃俊傑, Ed. East Asian Studies of the Analects: Volume on China 東亞論語學: 中國篇.Jinhua Jia - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):283-286.
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    Huang, Chun-Chieh 黃俊傑, Ed. East Asian Studies of the Analects: Volume on China 東亞論語學: 中國篇Chang, Kun-Chiang 張崑將, Ed. East Asian Studies of the Analects: Volume on South Korea and Japan 東亞論語學: 韓日篇.Jinhua Jia - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):283-286.
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    Kim, Sungmoon, Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia.C. I. Jiwei - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):291-295.
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    A Study of the Heart of the Huainanzi: With the Contradictory Evaluations of Emotions as Clues.Woo-jin Jung & Suk-Yoon Moon - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):153-167.
    The writers of the Huainanzi 淮南子 show that emotions are based on resonance. In this ancient Chinese text, emotional expressions are considered natural phenomena; however, at the same time, they are sometimes evaluated negatively. It states that sometimes, not only emotions stemming from desires but also emotional expressions in daily lives must be controlled. This is due to the following prescriptions stemming from the art of rulership: a ruler must clearly and distinctly recognize a situation. Emotional expressions lose the Quintessential (...)
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    Reverence and Cheng-Zhu Ecology.Barry C. Keenan - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):187-201.
    The Cheng-Zhu 程朱 school of Confucianism congealed from the larger Learning of the Way school in the 11th and 12th centuries. In contrast to Buddhist conceptions of human nature, Cheng-Zhu advocates claimed an understanding that gave a significant role to the natural world. Addressing the ecology of the human organism in its relationship with the natural environment revealed a complex moral psychology that characterized human beings. Self-cultivation was indispensable for connecting to our inborn nature that revealed no separation between ourselves (...)
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    Interpreting Confucius: The Aesthetic Turn and Its Challenges.Chenyang Li - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):247-255.
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    François Noël’s Contribution to the Western Understanding of Chinese Thought: Taiji Sive Natura in the Philosophia Sinica.Thierry Meynard - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):219-230.
    Jesuits in China adopted key Confucian terms to express Christian notions; for example, Tian 天 or Shangdi 上帝 was considered an equivalent for God, and guishen 鬼神 for angels. A Terms controversy started among the Jesuits and other missionaries and developed into the famous Rites Controversy. However, all the missionaries agreed in rejecting the Neo-Confucian concept of Taiji 太極, which was believed to be materialistic, pantheistic, or atheistic. The Flemish Jesuit François Noël, after a careful study of Neo-Confucian texts, interpreted (...)
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    Philosophy of Gongfu Revealed Through Confucius: Responses to Chenyang L I and Huaiyu W Ang ’s Comments on My Book Confucius: The Man and the Way of Gongfu.Peimin Ni - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):267-276.
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    Connolly, Tim, Doing Philosophy Comparatively.Henrique Schneider - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):277-281.
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    Wu Song’s Killing of His Sister-in-Law: An Ethical Analysis.William Sin - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):231-246.
    The Water Margin is a great Chinese classical novel; Wu Song’s 武松 killing of his sister-in-law, Pan Jinlian 潘金蓮, is one of the most popular episodes of the novel. It depicts Wu as the hero and defender of traditional values, and Pan as the adulterous woman. In contemporary discussion, there has been a dearth of ethical analyses regarding Wu’s killing of Pan. How should we judge the moral status of his action? Does the killing signify Wu Song’s ethical achievement or (...)
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    Wang, Qingguang 王慶光, A Comparison Between Xunzi and the Daoist School of Qi 荀子與齊道家的對比.Benoît Vermander - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):301-303.
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    Ishii, Tsuyoshi 石井剛, The Philosophy of Qiwu: Z Hang Taiyan and the Encounter Between Chinese Modern Thoughts and East Asia 齊物的哲學:章太炎與中國現代思想的東亞經驗.Cheng Wang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):287-290.
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    Gongfu Philosophy and the Confucian Way of Freedom: Critical Reflections on N I Peimin’s Confucius: The Man and the Way of Gongfu.Huaiyu Wang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):257-265.
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    Pang-White, Ann A., Ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender.Lili Zhang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):297-300.
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    Wang, Qingjie 王慶節, “Being Morally Moved” and a Confucian Exemplary Ethics of Virtue 道德感動與儒家示範倫理學.Yusheng Han - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):143-146.
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    Philosophy as Elevation of Spheres of Living: Understanding Z Hang Shiying’s “The Myriad Things as One Body”.Zixin Hu - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):99-119.
    Zhang Shiying 張世英 has been widely acclaimed as a master of philosophy in mainland China. His new claim of “the myriad things as one body” remains greatly influential in philosophy and aesthetics. It cannot be categorized under Marxism, Western philosophy, or traditional Chinese philosophy, because it stands on its own right. As a creative synthesizing of the three traditions, Zhang’s claim answers some important and immediate problems that China is facing. It is a pity that this claim seems unknown to (...)
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    Emotion and Judgment: Two Sources of Moral Motivation in Mèngzǐ.Myeong-Seok Kim - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):51-80.
    David Nivison has argued that Mèngzǐ 孟子 postulates only one source of moral motivation, whereas Mèngzǐ’s rival thinkers such as Gàozǐ 告子 or the Mohist Yí Zhī 夷之 additionally postulate “maxims” or “doctrines” that are produced by some sort of moral reasoning. In this essay I critically examine this interpretation of Nivison’s, and alternatively argue that moral emotions in Mèngzǐ, basically understood as concern-based construals, are often an insufficient source of moral action, and an additional source of moral motivation, specifically (...)
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    Robinson, Douglas, The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle: A Somatic Guide.John T. Kirby - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):137-141.
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    Ritual Education and Moral Development: A Comparison of Xunzi and Vygotsky.Colin J. Lewis - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):81-98.
    Xunzi’s 荀子 advocacy for moral education is well-documented; precisely how his program bolsters moral development, and why a program touting study of ritual could be effective, remain subjects of debate. I argue that these matters can be clarified by appealing to the theory of learning and development offered by Lev Vygotsky. Vygotsky posited that development depends primarily on social interactions mediated by sociocultural tools that modify learners’ cognitive architecture, enabling increasingly sophisticated thought. Vygotsky’s theory is remarkably similar to Xunzi’s account (...)
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    Confucianism, Perfectionism, and Liberal Society.Franz Mang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):29-49.
    Confucian scholars should satisfy two conditions insofar as they think their theories enable Confucianism to make contributions to liberal politics and social policy. The liberal accommodation condition stipulates that the theory in question should accommodate as many reasonable conceptions of the good and religious doctrines as possible while the intelligibility condition stipulates that the theory must have a recognizable Confucian character. By and large, Joseph Chan’s Confucian perfectionism is able to satisfy the above two conditions. However, contrary to Chan and (...)
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    Kow, Simon, China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought.Franklin Perkins - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):131-135.
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    Daxue : The Great Learning for Universities Today.Vincent Shen - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):13-27.
    The so-called daxue zhi dao 大學之道, though a Confucian way of self-cultivation, can inspire contemporary universities through a process of creative interpretation. Having examined the ethos of modern university in its four historical stages, I come up with its last stage of reaching out in the era of globalization and dialogue among civilizations, in which we have to rethink the idea of university from the fuller development of human reason. This can be achieved only through increasingly reaching out toward many (...)
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    Yin-Yang and the Heart-Mind.Michael Slote - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):1-11.
    The East Asian notion of a heart-mind is arguably more accurate to our psychology than the Western term “mind” and its equivalents are: the latter term implies the possibility of psychological functioning in the absence of all emotion, and it can be shown that that is impossible. But then it turns out that we can update the traditional Chinese notions of yin 陰 and yang 陽 in such a way as to help us philosophically explain how our functioning psychology involves (...)
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    Chen, Guanglian 陳光連, Research on the Meaning of “Fen” in the Xunzi 荀子“分”義研究.Benoît Vermander - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):121-123.
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    Harris, Eirik Lang, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation.Soon-ja Yang - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):125-129.
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    Zhao, Tingyang 趙汀陽, A Possible World of All-Under-the-Heaven System: The World Order in the Past and for the Future 天下的當代性: 世界秩序的實踐和想像.Cheng Yuan - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):147-151.
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