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Chinese Pharmacology

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0047
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Chinese authors who created the new pharmacology starting in the eleventh and twelfth centuries were not narrow-minded physicians who focused solely on the human body's suffering and remained ... More


Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Barry C. Keenan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Approximately fifteen hundred years after Confucius, his ideas reasserted themselves in the formulation of a sophisticated program of personal self-cultivation. Neo-Confucians argued that humans are ... More


Mencius

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Mencius. The philosopher Mencius is probably the one to have furthered the Confucian mission the most out of any other Chinese philosopher of the fourth century BC and thereby ... More


The First Five Steps of Personal Cultivation

Barry C. Keenan

in Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter follows the leading Neo-Confucian interpretations of the first five of the Confucian Eight Steps, which comprise the personal phase. It explores how these steps might apply to later ... More


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