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  1. Oneness and Self‐Centeredness in the Moral Psychology of Wang Yangming.David W. Tien - 2012 - Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (1):52-71.
    ABSTRACTRather than “selfishness,” a more accurate and revealing interpretation of Wang's use of siyuis “self‐centeredness.” One of the main goals in Wang's model of moral cultivation was to attain a state devoid of self‐centered desires. Wang relied a great deal on the exercise and cultivation of an emotional identification and feeling of oneness with others. In this paper, I first provide a brief summary of the role of Wang's concept of siyu in his moral psychology. I then examine key passages (...)
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  • The Confucian Canon’s Pivotal and Problematic Middle Era: Reflecting on the Northern Song Masters and Zhu Xi.Hui Yin & Hoyt Tillman - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (1):95-105.
    Zhu Xi’s 朱熹 interpretations systematized the Five Classics; moreover, he elevated the “Four Books” to such a supra-canonical status that these texts along with his commentaries became the core curriculum for civil service examinations from the early 13th century to the 20th century. Inquiring into what was the essential and unique Song 宋 character of Classical scholarship, we will highlight the canonical Ritual Classics because these texts were crucial for centuries, especially during the Han 漢 through Tang 唐 dynasties. We (...)
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  • Creativity and Evolving Confucian Traditions: Some Reflections on Earlier Centuries and Recent Developments.Hoyt Cleveland Tillman - 2006 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (2):213–223.