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Sung Tzu, or Sung Hsing


Mohist/Huang-Lao Philosopher

Chinese

c.360-290


A member of the Chi-hsia Academy of Ch'i, an academy that attracted all types of intellectuals for study of all branches of knowledge. Mohist ideals include an emphasis on utility, thrift, meritocracy, and a reluctance to wage war. He also believed that one's essential desires and needs are few and that one should look inwards instead of externally for social judgements. He is characteristic of Huang-Lo thought in his beliefs of inner tranquility and political activism.

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