This study shows how Huang Zuo (1490-1566) was not convinced of Wang Yangming's (1472-1529) theory of the unity of knowledge and action, and in extension the theory of innate good knowledge, during their week-long meeting in the winter of 1523 and subsequently was not attracted to the philosophic school of Wang by Wang's disciples. Huang Zuo proved to be an eminent scholar and thinker in his own right and remained a friendly critic of Wang to the end.
- Huang Zuo (1490-1566)
- Wang Yangming (1472-1529)
- Theory of the unity of knowledge and action
- Theory of innate good knowledge
- School of Mind in 16th-century China
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies