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The Five Phases (wuxing, 五行)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan
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Abstract

The “Five Phases” is an extremely important concept in Chinese philosophy and was used in explaining the development and change in nature and society. It had an extensive and profound impact on Chinese philosophy, politics, ethics, religion, technology, medicine, agriculture, architecture and the entirety of traditional Chinese culture. The philosophy of the five phases is one of the key constituent elements of Chinese culture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanjingChina

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