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Equilibrium and Commonality (zhongyong, 中庸)

  • Yueqing WangEmail author
  • Qinggang Bao
  • Guoxing Guan
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Abstract

Equilibrium and commonality is a key concept in Chinese philosophy and is also called equilibrium (中), equilibrium and harmony (中和) and the middle path (中道). There are two main dimensions to its content. First, it refers to the constant way which is never in excess and never insufficient and functions in practical, daily affairs. Second, it refers to the “function of harmony” which is the functioning and the basic principle of harmony.

References

  1. Slingerland, Edward. 2003. Confucius Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Trans. Edward Slingerland. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.Google Scholar
  2. Van Norden, Bryan W. 2008. Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.Google Scholar

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© Nanjing University Press 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanjingChina

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