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Zhu Xi: Selected Writings

Philip J. Ivanhoe


This volume contains nine chapters of translation focusing on the philosophy of Zhu Xi (1130–1200), one of the most influential Chinese thinkers of the later Confucian tradition. Zhu Xi’s philosophy offers the most systematic and comprehensive expression of the Confucian tradition; he sought to demonstrate the connections between the classics, relate them to a range of contemporary philosophical issues, and defend Confucianism against competing traditions such as Daoism and Buddhism. He elevated the Four Books—i.e., the Analects, Mengzi, Great Learning, and Doctrine of the Mean—to a new and pr ... More

Keywords: sincerity, Way, reverential attention, pattern-principle, investigation of things, humaneness, self-centered, extension of knowledge, ritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190861254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190861254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip J. Ivanhoe, editor
Distinguished Chair Professor in the College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy, at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea