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The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi's Philosophical Thought

John Makeham


Zhu Xi (1130–1200) is the most influential Neo-Confucian philosopher, and arguably the most important Chinese philosopher, of the past millennium, both in terms of his legacy and for the sophistication of his systematic philosophy. The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought combines in a single study two major areas of Chinese philosophy that are rarely tackled together: Chinese Buddhist philosophy and Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucian philosophy. Despite Zhu Xi’s importance as a philosopher, the role of Buddhist thought and philosophy in the construction of his systematic philosophy remains po ... More

Keywords: Zhu Xi, Buddhist philosophy, Neo-Confucian philosophy, buddha-nature, Awakening of Faith, Tiantai, Chan, Huayan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190878559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Makeham, editor
Chair and Director of the China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University