Righteousness and Profit (yili, 义利)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan


The concept of righteousness and profit and their relationship is a key question which runs through Chinese intellectual history and which has been much discussed. In the following, we will first explain the meaning of yi and li, and then discuss them from the perspective of their opposition as well their equilibrium. Finally, we will summarize the characteristics of the relationship between them as well as its meaning.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanjingChina

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