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Ying-shih Yü

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178587

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.001.0001

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Between the Heavenly and the Human

Between the Heavenly and the Human

(p.1) 1. Between the Heavenly and the Human
Chinese History and Culture

Ying-shih Yü

, Josephine Chiu-Duke, Michael S. Duke
Columbia University Press

This article traces the origin and development of the first spiritual awakening in Chinese intellectual tradition during what some scholars call the age of “axial breakthrough”. It defines this awakening as an “inward transcendence” that helped re-orient the path of the Chinese value system, and distinguishes it from other forms of transcendence that occurred in the similar time period.

Keywords:   China, Spiritualism, transcendence, tian ren heyi, neixiang chaoyue, tianming, qi, Dao, xin

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