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The Heart of Tao Is Subtle: The Emergence of the Philosophy of Chinese Moral Education

  • Zhuran You
  • A. G. Rud
  • Yingzi Hu
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the background information and the origins of the philosophy of Chinese moral education at the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty, as embodied in the earliest books in China.

The ideas and concepts include the heart-to-heart transmission of a 16-word-maxim, the culture of family and state, and the principles of the moral development of the superior man in The Book of Changes. Also included are the philosophies in The Book of History, such as Jizi’s propositions of heaven and human interactions, the framework of the Five Elements, and the Duke of Zhou’s doctrines of cultivating morality to match the mandate of heaven, filial piety, righteousness, and the moral education system of rites and music.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuran You
    • 1
  • A. G. Rud
    • 2
  • Yingzi Hu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina
  2. 2.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.Office of the ProvostShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina

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