Study on Buddhist and Confucian Thoughts of Fan Zhongyan—Taking JiDe in his works as examples
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There were some words and ideas of JiDe in the pre-Qin documents, but its original meaning has changed since Buddhism was introduced into China. In the Song Dynasty, the word JiDe has both Buddhist and Confucian meanings. Fan Zhongyan, a Confucianist in the Northern Song Dynasty, has repeatedly mentioned words and ideas of JiDe. Taking JiDe in his works as examples, this paper explores the feature of Buddhist thought accepted by Fan Zhongyan. His acceptance of Buddhist thought was completed under the guidance of Confucian values.
Fan Zhongyan; JiDe; Buddhist thought; Confucian values