Affectivity and the Nature of the Sage Gleanings from A Tang Daoist Master.

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TitleAffectivity and the Nature of the Sage Gleanings from A Tang Daoist Master.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChan, A. K. L.
Book TitleJournal of Daoist Studies
Pagination1 - 27
Date Published2010/02//
PublisherThree Pines Press
ISBN Number19415516
KeywordsESSAY, HUMAN beings, Taoism, Taoists, WU Yun

This essay explores the place of qing in conceptions of the nature and being of the sage, focusing on the Tang Daoist master Wu Yun. What it seeks to show is that assumptions about the attainability of "sagehood" and the "nature" (xing) of human beings inform the interpretation of qing. In this context, the idea that the sage is quintessentially wuqing, marked by the absence of desire and emotions, will be examined. I will close with a comparative note on a Confucian account of the same period-namely, the Fuxing shu by Li Ao. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Daoist Studies is the property of Three Pines Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)