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  1. Difference to One: A Nuanced Early Chinese Account of Tong.Fan He - 2019 - Asian Philosophy 29 (2):116-127.
    The graph tong同and its associated concepts, such as da-tong (Great tong大同) and xuan-tong (mystic or dark tong玄同), have played important roles in the development of Chinese philosophy. Yet tong has received scant attention from either western or eastern scholarships. This paper is a first attempt to remedy such regret. Unlike usual understandings of tong as sameness or unity, this paper presents a nuanced account from early China, that is, ‘difference to one,’ a definition from the Mozi墨子. This definition can be (...)
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    The evolution of Xuantong in early Daoist philosophy.Fan He - 2024 - Asian Philosophy 34 (2):120-135.
    Xuantong 玄同 (tentatively translated as dark oneness) is a unique Daoist idea that represents an ideally mental and physical state as a result of cultivation. However, owing to limited context in the Laozi, there is no consensus on the interpretation of xuantong. Contemporary studies have also neglected xuantong’s evolution in early texts and assumed a homogeneous understanding, and hence, failed to provide a nuanced account. In this article, I investigate how xuantong evolves from the Guodian Laozi to the Huainanzi and (...)
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    Valmisa, Mercedes, Adapting: A Chinese Philosophy of Action.Fan He - 2024 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 23 (2):337-342.
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  4. The idea of shan 善 (goodness): A neglected philosophical relation between Guodian’s ‘Wu xing’ and Xunzi.Fan He - 2023 - Asian Philosophy 34 (1):16-31.
    The ‘Wu xing’ belongs to Guodian bamboo slips texts, which were buried around 300 BCE and excavated in 1993. Its relation with Mengzi is widely investigated. Yet how it is philosophically related to Xunzi receives little attention. In this article, I illustrate a neglected relation between ‘Wu xing’ and Xunzi, by elucidating how shan 善 (goodness) is first raised in ‘Wu xing’ and developed by Xunzi into a concrete idea. Both ‘Wu xing’ and Xunzi propose that shan exists in action, (...)
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    The evolution of Xuantong in early Daoist philosophy.Fan He - 2023 - Asian Philosophy 34 (2):120-135.
    Xuantong 玄同 (tentatively translated as dark oneness) is a unique Daoist idea that represents an ideally mental and physical state as a result of cultivation. However, owing to limited context in the Laozi, there is no consensus on the interpretation of xuantong. Contemporary studies have also neglected xuantong’s evolution in early texts and assumed a homogeneous understanding, and hence, failed to provide a nuanced account. In this article, I investigate how xuantong evolves from the Guodian Laozi to the Huainanzi and (...)
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    How heaven and humanity are united as one: Tong as an alternative to tianren heyi.Fan He - 2022 - Philosophical Forum 53 (1):47-61.
    The Philosophical Forum, Volume 53, Issue 1, Page 47-61, Spring 2022.
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    Epistemic detachment from distinctions and debates: an investigation of yiming_ in the ‘qiwulun’ of the _Zhuangzi.Fan He - 2021 - Asian Philosophy 31 (3):240-253.
    This article investigates a central yet perplexing term yiming in the ‘Qiwulun’ chapter of the Zhuangzi. Yiming describes a crucial way to detach from epistemic distinctions and debates. This term is often explained as ‘using ming’ or contradictorily as ‘stopping ming’. Yet neither of the two explanations can provide a full understanding of how yiming is adopted. I take three steps to explain yiming. First, taking an etymological approach, I argue that ming can be formulated as ‘X shining on Y’. (...)
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    Van Els, Paul, The Wenzi : Creativity and Intertextuality in Early Chinese Philosophy.Fan He - 2021 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 20 (2):353-357.
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    Zhang, Yongchao 張永超, and Liu Junli 劉君莉, Between Heaven and Man: New Discussions on the Confucian and Taoist Concepts of Heaven and Man天人之際——儒道天人觀新論: Zhengzhou 鄭州: Zhengzhou Daxue Chubanshe 鄭州大學出版社, 2015, 174 pages.Fan He - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (2):303-306.
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    Jiang, Tao, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom. [REVIEW]Fan He - 2022 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 21 (4):645-650.
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    Van Els, Paul,TheWenzi: Creativity and Intertextuality in Early Chinese Philosophy: Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018, 233 pages. [REVIEW]Fan He - 2021 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 20 (2):353-357.
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