Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Language

English

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 Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume

40

Issue

2

Start Page

323

End Page

339

Publisher

Wiley

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1111/1540-6253.12038

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-6253.12038

ISSN (print)

15406253

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