Neo-Confucianism In China

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From this week’s reading, I’m most interested in the landscape painting of Fan Kuan, TRAVELERS AMONG MOUNTAINS AND STEAMS, from the Song dynasty of China. This is a ink painting on silk that describes the Monumental landscape at that time. Most importantly, Neo-Confucianism coincided with the development of these kind of Monumental landscape painting and played an important role on this kind of art. Neo-Confucianism is a Chinese moral philosophy which rebuilt Confucianism with Buddhism and Daoism, and it suggests people to search for truth in nature and self-cultivation—mastering outward forms showed an understanding of the principles behind them. Furthermore, the Neo-Confucian theory suggests people to observe things through interacting forces

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