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The School, Divisions, and Succession to the Way: The Doctrinal Backgrounds of Han Yuanzhen and Li Jian's ＂Huluo Debate＂
|Keywords:||韓元震; 李柬; 湖洛論爭; 栗谷學脈; 朝鮮儒學|
Han Yuanzhen; Li Jian; the Huluo Debate; Ligu School; Korean Confucianism
|Issue Date:||2021-06-10 14:14:24 (UTC+8)|
Korean Confucian scholars researched the differentiation between ＂four beginnings＂ (siduan) and ＂seven emotions＂ (qiqing), and gradually progressed to the issues concerning the human mind and the Way. Their findings disclosed that ＂principle＂ (li) and ＂material-force＂ (qi) are key concepts central to Confucianism. These issues were subjects of dispute between scholars Han Yuanzhen (1682-1751) and Li Jian (1677-1727), who represented their own schools of thought. They also remained unsolved issues in Confucianism for many generations. In fact, this so-called ＂Huluo Debate＂ made such an enormous impact that it became the most important academic polemic in the history of Korean Confucianism. Li Jian advocated ＂Sameness of Human Nature＂ and held that it was impossible to define one's temperament before one's expression, and hence saints and commoners had the same original mind. Han Yuanzhen, on the other hand, advocated ＂Diversity of Human Nature＂ and argued that people had distinct temperaments by nature and therefore saints and commoners' minds were different. Their views were diametrically opposed and resulted in frantic debates. Finally, their tutor, Quan Shangxia (1641-1712), settled the debates by supporting Han's opinion, confirming that one's inner nature could be found in one's temperament. Thereafter, Han not only promoted the creeds of his school but also constructed the Succession to the Way (daotong) in Korea. All in all, the ＂Huluo Debate＂ is the basis of Han Yuanzhen's remarkable achievement of Confucianism.
|Relation:||人文中國學報, 30期, pp.197-236|
|Appears in Collections:||[中國文學系] 期刊論文|
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