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Title: The doctrines and transformation of the Huang-Lao tradition
Authors: Chen, L. K.
Sung, Winnie Hiu Chuk
Keywords: Humanities::Philosophy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer, Dordrecht
Source: Chen, L. K., & Sung, W. H. C. (2014). The doctrines and transformation of the Huang-Lao tradition. In L. Xiaogan (Ed.), Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy (pp. 241-264). doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_10
Abstract: This chapter provides an introduction to the Huang-Lao tradition. While the Huang-Lao tradition is conventionally regarded as a branch of Daoism, scholarly opinions diverge even on what the referent of the term “Huang-Lao” is. This chapter attempts to show that the issue of classifying the Huang-Lao tradition is indeed a controversial and intricate one in scholarship. Taking into account major scholarly debates, the discussion in this chapter is divided into three main sections. The first section provides a historical account of the origin and development of the Huang-Lao tradition. The second section discusses the important texts wherein sources of Huang-Lao thought are found and, in doing so, sheds light on the linkages between the Huang-Lao and other traditions or texts. Against the background of these intellectual linkages, the third section surveys the key concepts in Huang-Lao thought: wuwei (inaction), fa (law), xing ming (forms and names), Dao, shu (technique), and personal cultivation.
ISBN: 978-90-481-2926-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_10
Schools: School of Humanities 
Rights: © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. All rights reserved. This book is made available with permission of Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Fulltext Permission: open
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