Luo Rufang (Ming dynasty)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Luo.

Luo Rufang(Chinese: 罗汝芳, 1515–1588), also Weide (courtesy name, ) or Jinxi (art pseudonym, hào), was a Chinese philosopher of the Ming Dynasty. He was a Neo-Confucian that was considered heir of the Yang Ming school in Taizhou. He was also an official and educator.

Luo was the student of Yan Jun (严钧),who studied from Wang Yangming's first disciple Wang Ji.[1] His student Yang Qiyuan (杨起元) called him "De wu chang shi, shan wu chang zhu".[clarification needed]

Luo created[citation needed] a new style of Xin Xue, which contained three aspects:[2]

  • Seeking Humanity
  • Nature heart around the main contents of "Recerting Destiny"
  • Six sayings by the Emperor

He is often regarded as the forerunner of Huang Zongxi, Gu Yanwu and Wang Fuzhi.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Wu Zhen,pp82-84
  2. ^ Wu Zhen,pp1-5


Wu Zhen (2005). A critical biograghy of Luo Rufang. Nanking University Press. ISBN 978-7-305-04467-0.