Change and Transformation (bianhua, 变化)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan


“Change and transformation” are concepts in Chinese philosophy used to express the state of activity of things and affairs. They are analogous to the ideas of qualitative change and quantitative change in Western philosophy. In Chinese philosophy, the basic meaning of change is alteration and change whereas the basic meaning of transformation is educative transformation, but it also contains the meaning of change.


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  1. 1.NanjingChina

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