Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Tsou Yen

Pinyin �Zou Yan � Chinese philosopher of the ancient state of Ch'i (present-day Shantung), and leading exponent of the Yin - Yang school. The only account of his life is a brief one in the Shih chi (�Historical Records�). To him is attributed the association of the Five Agents theory with the Yin - Yang doctrine. Nature was thought to consist of changing combinations of the Five Agents (metal, wood,

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