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The Connoisseur - The Appreciation of Classical Ming Furniture
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the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), one must also
try to understand the philosophy that
governed their thinking and behaviour.

Ming scholars are well known for their fine
sensitivity to art and beauty. Their
impeccable taste and elegance are reflections
of the artistic and philosophical achievements
of the time.

Confucian Philosophy
Confucian philosophy went through different
phases of transformation in the Song period
(960-1279 AD). The most influential thinkers
were Zhou Dunyi, the Cheng brothers and Zhu
Xi, after each of whom a “school of
thought” was established.

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