Zhan Ruoshui at his Dake Academy on Mount Xiqiao, 1517-1521: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Philosophy

Journal of World Philosophies 4 (1):36-54 (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Zhan Ruoshui 湛若水 is a prominent scholar-official and Confucian philosopher of Ming China. Like his contemporary Wang Yangming, he served in several official capacities during the reigns ofthree mid-Ming emperors, earned a reputation as an important Confucian teacher, gained a substantial following of students, and was critical to the onset of the jiangxue 講學 movement of the mid-Ming and the academy building associated with it. He also elaborated a sophisticated Confucian philosophy, leaving behind a corpus of work and a school of thought. In 1517, when he was fifty-one, Zhan Ruoshui left office and retired to Mount Xiqiao 西樵山 in Guangdong, where he constructed both a hermitage for his family and an academy for his students. He remained there for four years until he was recommended for reappointment to office in 1521. These years were critical not only for his having established his first academy and writing the regulations for operating it but also because he produced a substantial volume of philosophical writings that were foundational to his becoming recognized as a Confucian master and establishing his school of thought. This study provides an overview of the biographical and historical setting, Zhan’s pedagogy, and his philosophy at a time when this lesser-known Ming Confucian passed through a crucial stage in the development of his Way.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,297

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Ru Jia Si Xiang de Zhuan Xing Yu Zhan Wang.Shuxian Liu - 2010 - Hebei Ren Min Chu Ban She.
Zhan Ruoshui.Mingtong Huang - 2010 - Guangdong Ren Min Chu Ban She.
Zhan Ruoshui Nian Pu.Yeming Li - 2009 - Shanghai Gu Ji Chu Ban She.
Early Qing Literati's Study of Wang Yang-ming.Juyuan Chen - 1998 - Philosophy and Culture 25 (8):750-758.
Ling Nan Xin Xue Chuan Ren: Zhan Ruoshui.Xingbang Liu - 2006 - Guangdong Ren Min Chu Ban She.
A Differentiation And Analysis On The Cosmology Of Zhang Zhan.Guizhen Lu - 2004 - Philosophy and Culture 31 (3):149-170.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-06-21

Downloads
4 (#1,239,535)

6 months
1 (#450,425)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

George L. Israel
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (PhD)

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references