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Dissertation > Philosophy, religion > Chinese Philosophy > Philosophy of the Qing Dynasty (1644 ~ 1840 ) > Huang Zongxi ( pear State,1610 to 1695 )

Brief Probe into Huang Zongxi’s Political Thought of the Ideological Trend of Very Practical Use

Author TangHao
Tutor ChenQingChun
School Shanxi University
Course Chinese Philosophy
Keywords Huang Zongxi The Ideological Trend of Very Practical Use ThePeople-First Thought Political Thought
CLC B249.3
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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Much of the content can be found in Practical Ideology,including political,economic,military,state,national,legal, education, geography,customs, human, natural sciences, and so on.Its core concept is the "Practical learning" ideas,that is the real learning,which penetrates the Practical spirit.Huang Zongxi, one of the main promoters of the Ming and Qing dynasties Practical thoughts, made a particularly notable contribution in the area of Political thoughts.His political views are collected in the Ming Yi Dai Fang Lu, including setting the prime minister for decentralization, permitting the Monarch and Vassal to govern together, approving schools to discuss political affairs, the local self-government, and the essential destination of the political views is to limit the sovereign power (or of the government), which is the difference between traditional people-oriented thoughts and the Huang Zongxi’s,his proposition had a huge impact on totalitarian era of absolute monarchy, so the Huang Zongxi’s political thoughts was called as the bridge between the traditional people-oriented thoughts and the modern democratic ideas by the academy.The key points of this paper is the analysis of Huang Zongxi’s Practical political thoughts based on the research on his Ming Yi Dai Fang Lu,including the political views to Iinit the sovereign power,the position of respect for the human private nature and taking the People as foundation,thought of "rule-by-law",in order to seek the embryonic form of constitutional democracy and the relation between his political thoughts and the modern western democratic ideas.As a political paper, Huang Zongxi’s Ming Yi Dai Fang Lu combines Confucian traditional practical vision,the ideals and aspirations of "universal peace and order"and renounce and inheritance of the tradition, The ’Tractical" spirit,which respect for tradition and give an eye to the reality,is worthy of our consideration and reference.We need to rely on the ancient sages’ vision to look at our country’s political system,but also look to the world, to see national political trends all over the world.

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