Syncretism (Chinese philosophy)

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Syncretism or the Mixed School in Chinese philosophy is an eclectic school of thought that combined elements of Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and Legalism. The Syncretist texts include the Huainanzi, Lüshi Chunqiu, and the Shizi.[1] The (c. 330 BCE) Shizi is the earliest of the Syncretist texts.


  1. ^ Jiao Shi; Paul Fischer (1 June 2012). Shizi: China's First Syncretist. Columbia University Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-231-50417-1.