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[Vol.30 (2018)] The Spread and Rise in Status of the Four Books of Confucianism during the Sui and Tang Dynasties
Author : 唐明貴
Date : 19.02.19
Page : 145-163
Keyword : the Analects, the Mencius, the Great Learning, the Doctrine of the Mean, Sui and Tang dynasties, spread
Abstract :

In the Sui and Tang dynasties, the Analects (i.e. Lunyu 論語) was regarded as the quintessence of the Six Classics, and was the introductory reading for the study and interpretation of the six texts. Passages and sentences from the Analects were quoted in imperial edicts, memorials to the throne, family instructions and a number of poems, and were also often referred to in social life. As for Mencius, remarkable signs indicated its rise in status. Not only were citations, comments and interpretations seen dispersedly in various kinds of literature, but exploratory articles on specific topics and the appeal of listing it as a subject of examination also came into being. The Great Learning and the Doctrine of the Mean began to get more attention from scholars. Research articles emerged one after another on the relationship between the Great Learning and Confucian Mind-Nature theory, and on the relationship between The Doctrine of the Mean and Buddhism, indicating a rise in their academic status. 

Attachments : vol.30 TANG Minggui.pdf


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