Lü Huiqing 呂惠卿

ook: zi Ji Fu 吉甫
periode: 1032-1111 - Song dynastie


Lü schreef een commentaar in 33 hoofdstukken en is getiteld Zhuangzi Yi. Hij ziet Zhuangzi's kritiek op Confucius als stimulans voor een vertoog over 'sagely knowledge and rituaal norms'. Hij gelooft dat zijn voorgangers de ware intentie van Zhuangzi niet goed begrepen, en dat ze ten onrechte een tegenstelling tussen Confucius en Zhangzi creëerden. Lü probeert juist de harmonie tussen beide filosofie aan te tonen(Chai 2017).

De 'Taoist Canon - A Historical Companion to the Daozang' geeft de volgende biografie:
A native of Jinjiang (Fujian), Lü Huiqing passed the jinshi examination during the Jiayou period (1056- 1063) and became an active participant in the reforms of Wang Anshi (1021-1086). Lü eventually reached the rank of councilor for policy deliberations (canzhi zhengshi). In 1074, he composed a stele inscription in honor of the god Taiyi at the behest of Emperor Shenzong. His Daode jing commentary was presented to the same emperor in 1078. LaterLü Huiqing distinguished himself as a local administrator and as a military commander in the wars against the Xi Xia (1038-1227). Several of his commentaries on Confucian and Taoist classics circulated outside the Taoist canon until the fourteenth century but were subsequently lost. A partial copy of Lü's commentary on the Zhuangzi, however, was recovered in Karakorum in 1909, and a Tangut translation of his commentary on the Xiaojing survives in the Kozlov collection in St. Petersburg (Schipper 2004 p1268).


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