Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Abstract

After introducing some scholarship on the value of Mao Qiling’s (1623-1713) works, we present an account of canonization processes in order to understand the hermeneutic context of Mao’s battle with the Cheng-Zhu orthodoxy. His work is an attempt to decanonizing Zhu Xi’s Four Books, preferring instead an alternative relying on the Old Texts of the Taixue 《太學》/ Daxue 《大學》and Zhongyong 《中庸》. Mao argues against Zhu Xi’s textual changes and interpretations on a number of bases, producing a hermeneutics of suspicion against the Cheng-Zhu orthodoxy. Instead, Mao offers an alternative account of the sagely way, following precedents of Wang Yangming.

Publication Year

2013

Journal Title

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume number

40

Issue number

2

Publisher

Wiley

First Page (page number)

323

Last Page (page number)

339

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1111/1540-6253.12038

ISSN (print)

15406253

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1540-6253.12038/abstract

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