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People-oriented thought in Zhouli (周禮, The Rites of Zhou) : a survey based on the concept of Yiweiminji (以為民極)
Chinese people-oriented thought originated with the abdication stories of Yao (堯), Shun (舜) and Yu (禹). The political concept that “people are the basis of the state and the state will be tranquil if the basis is firm” in Shangshu (尚書, The Book of Ancient Documents), evolved into the central policy of s government of ancient China.
Taking the concept of Jianyonghuangji (建用皇極) from Hongfan (洪範) in The Book of Ancient Documents, Zhouli developed the idea of Yiweiminji which meant that the rulers should devote themselves to the welfare of all people.
This paper will shed light on people-oriented thought through the three main aspects of Yiweiminji in Zhouli: nurturing the people, educating the people and governing the people. According to these ideas, rulers should make the livelihood and benefit of all people as the foundation of the state, should improve moral standards by the teachings of virtue and rituals, and promote social order through Wuxing (五刑, five punishments) to create an ideal society.
周禮, 以為民極, 民本思想, 尚書, 養民、教民、治民, Zhouli (The Book of Zhou), Yiweiminji, the people-oriented thought, Shangshu (The Book of Ancient Documents), nurture, educate and govern the people
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林素英 (2023)。論《周禮》“以為民極”開展的民本思想。《嶺南學報》，復刊 第十七輯，頁23-46。檢自 https://commons.ln.edu.hk/ljcs_new/vol17/iss1/2
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