Dai Zhen - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Although during his lifetime Dai Zhen was best known for his essays on mathematics, waterworks, and phonology (Liang, pp. 58–59), he is today highly regarded for his philosophical writings. His Yuan shan, composed in 1763 and revised in 1776, has been translated by Cheng Chung-ying as Dai Chên's Inquiry into Goodness (Honolulu, 1971). In it Dai developed his monism of ether and his views of human nature and feelings. Meng-zi zi i su cheng (Elucidation on the meaning of words in Mencius) in 3 chüan (Beijing, 1956) was composed in 1769, but revised during his final years at the Imperial Manuscript Library. The Elucidation is his most systematic philosophical work and grounds his monism and his view of human nature in the writings of Mencius.

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