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On the Natural Law Literature of Pre-Qin Period

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DOI: 10.25236/icallh.2020.038


Liguo Cui

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Liguo Cui


Based on Paul Tillichi’s theory of Ultimate Concern, this paper proposes that the natural law literature should be a branch in the research of pre-Qin literature. It also gives the natural law literature an overview of the research content, current situation and research significance. Although Chinese culture focuses on the human level from the origin, and has the rational factors developed in later generations, as creatures, Chinese people also has anxiety in the sense of survival and tension in the face of transcendence. Because of this, Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and literature appear focusing on the relationship between man and man, man and nature, man and god. The study of the natural law literature considers the uniqueness of Chinese traditional culture and the universality of the entire human spiritual civilization. At the same time, it is helpful to unify the scattered research of pre-Qin literature and opens up a new field for the research of pre-Qin literature.


The natural law literature, Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism