Ku Yen-Wu

Ku Yen-Wu

 

(also Ku T’ing-lin). Born July 15, 1613; died Feb. 15, 1682. Chinese scholar, philosopher, and historian. Ku Yen-wu took part in the struggle against the Manchu conquerors on the side of the Ming dynasty. He created a critical method of studying Chinese historical sources, particularly classical Confucian monuments. Ku Yen-wu stressed that the study of concrete phenomena and things is the basis of knowledge.

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What is certain, is that the note fails to relate Chang Chung-wu to the "escaping monks" mentioned by Ku Yen-wu and that it fails too to explain the significance of the tao and fu of the original passage.
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See Ku Yen-wu, Jih-chih lu chi-shih, additions and comments by Huang Ju-ch'eng (n.