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Xi Governing Law Thought

Author GaoLei
Tutor WangChengRu
School Qingdao University
Course Legal History
Keywords Huang Zongxi Confucian philosophy Ethics zhi-fa
CLC D909.2
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Huang Zongxi was a great initiative thinker between the end of the Ming and the beginning of the Qing dynasty. He has made outstanding achievement in the History of Chinese Thought. His father died during his childhood, and later he was to join the fight against the Qing Dynasty, he personally experienced the early 17th century great changes in China and witnessed the destruction of nations. Therefore, he concluded dynasties rise and fall among the historical experience, but also of state and society in ancient China, conducted in-depth research and analysis. The thought of Huang Zongxi is extraordinarily significant in the history of traditional Chinese thought. He realitied of Chinese culture and history information to the Confucian philosophy as analytical tools, in succession on the basis of previous wisdom sages, absorbed the best in traditional Confucian culture factors put forward the’zhi-fa’theory. It reached the peak of the Confucian political thought in traditional society. Legal Thought in Ancient China that he would rise to a new level, and let this thought with the same period as good as the Western Legal Thought. The thought of Hang Zongxi built the bridge from traditional legal thought to Modern democratic thinking. His thoughts were also late Qing reformers and revolutionaries had an important impact, is the driving force behind the local change in modern China.

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