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The Connoisseur - The Appreciation of Classical Ming Furniture
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In the Ming period, Wang Yangming’s
(1472-1529 AD) interpretation of Mencius
teaching of unifying knowledge and action and
the concept of “innate knowing”
consolidated the different schools derived
from Confucian teachings.

The core of Confucianism is to teach one how
to behave well as a human being. The concept
of “San-Cai” (three types of intelligence)
is fundamental and key to understanding the
Confucian scholar of the Ming period.

The word “Cai” derives from the word
describing the sprouting or budding of a
plant. Here “Cai” refers to intelligence
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