IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(4): 282-287 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.658

On the Core of Chinese Traditional Values – The “Unity between Heaven and Man”

Zhaohe Chen
Abstract—In the development process of more than five thousand years of glorious civilization, the Chinese nation gradually forms the traditional values with the “Unity between Heaven and Man” as the core. It systematically expounds the relationship between man and Nature, man and man, man and himself, man and State, and constantly promote the development and progress of the Chinese society. The “Unity between Heaven and Man” is the summation of the main thought of the Chinese excellent traditional culture, and the history witness that the Chinese civilization is hereditary and long development. It is a kind of lofty ideals pursued by the human society since ancient times to this day. Today it still has the most powerful vitality and profound practical significance for the survival and development of the human society.

Index Terms—Unity between heaven and man, man and nature, man and man, man and himself, man and state.

Zhaohe Chen is with the Linyi University, Shandong, China (e-mail: fds2012@163.com).

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Cite: Zhaohe Chen, " On the Core of Chinese Traditional Values – The “Unity between Heaven and Man”," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 282-287, 2016.

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