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156, Han-chung), the founder and the first patriarch of the Taoist church in China.
Chang settled in the Szechwan area and there studied the Tao ("Way") sometime
during the reign (125-144) of Emperor Shun Ti of the Eastern Han dynasty.
Ch'en I (Chinese Communist leader): see Chen Yi. chen-jen (Chinese: "realized
man"), in Taoism, a god or deified mortal; the term has been the official title of the
head of the Cheng-i Taoist sect since the late 1 3th century. The Taoist sage ...
In the Neo-Confucian period ( 1 1th- 19th century), the influence of Buddhism and
Taoism prompted Confucianism to find metaphysical and epistemological
foundations for its ethics. Two basic concepts of Neo-Confucian- ism are nature
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