Wang Fuzhi’s Reconstruction of Confucianism

Crisis and Reflection

Authors: Tan, Mingran

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  • Constitutes the most thorough work available in English on ?Wang Fuzhi
  • Offers a comprehensive review of Wang Fuzhi’s understanding of historical events and his interpretation of the Confucian classics
  • Helps readers to understand Wang Fuzhi from an organic perspective
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Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692), a Ming loyalist, was forced to find solutions for both cultural and political crises of his time. In this book Mingran Tan provides a comprehensive review of Wang Fuzhi’s understanding of historical events and his interpretation of the Confucian classics. Tan explains what kind of Confucian system Wang Fuzhi was trying to construct according to his motto, “The Six Classics require me to create something new”. He sought a basis for Confucian values such as filial piety, humanity and ritual propriety from political, moral and cosmological perspectives, arguing that they could cultivate a noble personality, beatify political governance, and improve social and cosmological harmony. This inspired Wang Fuzhi’s attempt to establish a syncretic blend of the three branches of Neo-Confucianism, i.e., Zhu Xi’s (1130-1200) philosophy of principle , Wang Yangming’s (1472-1529)   philosophy of mind and Zhang Zai’s (1020-1077) philosophy of qi (material force). 
The most thorough work on Wang Fuzhi available in English, this study corrects some general misunderstanding of the nature of Wang Fuzhi’s philosophy and helps readers to understand Wang Fuzhi from an organic perspective. Building upon previous scholars’ research on Wang Fuzhi’s notion of moral cultivation, Tan gives a comprehensive understanding of how Wang Fuzhi improves social and cosmological harmony through compliance with Confucian rituals.

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Mingran Tan teaches at Nankai University, China. 



Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wang Fuzhi’s Reconstruction of Confucianism
Book Subtitle
Crisis and Reflection
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80263-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80263-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-80262-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 265
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