Based on Lee’s prior research on Daoism (Lee, 2003; Lee, 2004; Lee, Han, Byron and Fan, 2008; Lee and Hu, 1993; Lee, Norasakkunkit, Liu, Zhang and Zhou, 2008), this article first introduces Laozi, Dao, De and Daoism in relation to harmony. Then, Daoist harmony is elaborated in the following areas: (1) the yin-yang oneness, (2) the way it is (natural), (3) wei-wu-wei (or nonintervention), (4) water-like characteristics, (5) love for peace, and (6) tolerance and appreciation of differences. The article concludes with a suggestion for harmony with the external world as well as with fellow human beings.
Chinese philosophy, Daoism, harmony, Laozi, psychology, yang, yin
Lee, Yueh-Ting; Yang, Honggang; and Wang, Min
"Daoist Harmony as a Chinese Philosophy and Psychology,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 16
, Article 5.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol16/iss1/5