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Taoism: A philosophy or a religion?

  There is some debate about a distinction between Taoism as a religious tradition and Taoism as a philosophical system. When most Westerners think of Taoism, they are often referring to the works of Laozi and Zhuangzi. These thought systems many be seen as philosophies rather than religions, as they include nothing within themselves about [...]

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Mo Zi

Mo Zi, 480-390 B.C., was China’s first true philosopher. Mo Zi pioneered the argumentative essay style and constructed the first normative and political theories. He formulated a pragmatic theory of language that gave classical Chinese philosophy its distinctive character. Speculations about Mo Zi’s origins highlight the social mobility of the era. The best explanation of [...]

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Brief Biography of Zhao Jiping

Zhao Jiping was born in 1945 and graduated from the Xi’an Music Conservatory in 1970 in Shaanxi Province. He worked in a local opera institute until 1978 when he began to study composition at the Central Conservatory of Music. It is said that Zhao had a wide range of interests in musical taste and absorption, [...]

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