Meaning of CHENG-ZHU SCHOOL in English

or Ch'eng-Chu school

Chinese school of Neo-Confucianism .

Its leading philosophers were Cheng Yi (see Cheng Hao and Cheng Yi ) and Zhu Xi , for whom the school is named. Cheng Yi taught that to understand li (basic truths), one should investigate all things in the world through induction, deduction, historical study, or political activity. Zhu Xi maintained that rational investigation was central to moral cultivation. The school dominated Chinese philosophy until the Republican Revolution (1911).

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.