Yamin XU

As a founding father of the school of Evidential Inquiry, Gu Yanwu abandoned the approaches of the Song and Ming neo-Confucianists and replaced them with a strong emphasis on scholarly textual criticism favored by Han dynasty scholars. Gu opened the path to a renaissance of studying the ancient Chinese classics, as well as advancing practical studies to deal with specific problems that China faced.

Gu Yanwu was a great scholar during the

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:46-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on GU Yanwu (Gù Yánwǔ 顧炎武)|Gù Yánwǔ 顧炎武 (GU Yanwu)

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