Jeffrey L. RICHEY

Block-print portrait of Dong Zhongshu, the most influential advocate of Confucian thought during the Han dynasty (202 BCE–220 CE). Without Confucius (551–479 BCE) there would be no Confucianism; without Dong there would be no Confucianism as it has been known for the past two thousand years. In 1330 a tablet displaying Dong’s name was installed in state-sponsored Confucian temples alongside the tablets of other Confucian exemplars.

Dong Zhongshu  董仲舒 was the most influential exponent of

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:47-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on DONG Zhongshu (Dǒng Zhòngshū 董仲舒)|Dǒng Zhòngshū 董仲舒 (DONG Zhongshu)

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