The Cosmic Mode

  • Keping WangEmail author
Part of the Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture book series (KCCTC)


The service of the cosmic mode is expected to enhance the positive interaction between heaven, earth and man through three approaches at least: the first one is to create music by echoing through voice and modulations, the harmony that prevails between heaven and earth, the second one is to develop rites by imitating the gradation or orderly distinctions that exist in the operations of heaven and earth, the third one is to make a synthetic use of music and rites for the sake of all the beings and spirits in nature so as to maintain the cosmic concordance and pursue the common good.


Cosmic mode of harmony Symbolic correspondence Harmony between heaven and earth Synthetic use of rites and music Cosmic concordance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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