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Jiao Xun’s Interpretation of The Mencius through Book of Changes:Focusing on His Practice and Method(PDF)

《南京师范大学学报(社会科学版)》[ISSN:1006-6977/CN:61-1281/TN]

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2017年03期
Page:
135-
Research Field:
古代文学研究
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Title:
Jiao Xun’s Interpretation of The Mencius through Book of Changes:Focusing on His Practice and Method
Author(s):
YANG Si-xian
Keywords:
interpreting The Mencius through Book of Changeschangeunderstanding one Confucian classicthrough referring to the other
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Abstract:
Jiao Xun firmly believed that Book of Changes was superior to The Mencius both philosophicallyand historically. His book Mengzi zhengyi 孟子正义(literally Mencius:A Correct Interpretation) gave a newinterpretation of such key Mencius notions as bi yiduan 辟异端(avoidance of false theories),daotong 道统(the orthodoxy),and xingshan 性 善(original goodness of human nature) . On this basis,he started a new typeof studies on Mencius through the angles of“ having causes”,“being applicable” and“ abiding by the orthodoxnorms” . Jiao’s interpretation of The Mencius is a typical example of the common practice of understanding oneConfucian classic by referring to others in traditional Chinese classical studies. Through internal adjustment andintegration under the condition of keeping intact the system of the ancient Chinese classics,this method hasenriched the meaning structure of those classics and enhanced the Confucian philosophy.

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Last Update: 2017-06-30