This term, which originated from The Doctrine of the Mean (a section of The Book of Rites), means that one should at all times follow the principle of the mean. Confucian scholars regarded the mean as the supremeprinciple guiding people'sbehavior. They stressed that whenhandling things one should notact excessively or insufficiently.However, the cri…

The term refers to the meaning implicit in an inspiration, or meaning and charm generated when poetic emotion encounters an external object or scene. It is an artistic image an author creates when appreciating the beauty and charm intrinsic in an object or scene. According to this term, an author should incorporate his sentiments and thoughts into t…

Thenotion that harmony begets new things was advanced by Grand Astrologer Shiboin the late Western Zhou Dynasty. He believed different things, when coexistingin harmony, would complement each other and beget new things. When applied topolitical governance, this concept requires those in power to preserve the particular features of different people a…

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