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Abstract:
The yin-yang concept is pivotal to Chinese thought, culture, government, and ethics. It also bears many similarities with Baha'i philosophy and practice.
Notes:
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #111, Acuto, Italy (July 2012). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/111/chew_yin-yang.

Yínyáng Cosmology and the Bahá'í Faith

by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

published in Lights of Irfan, 14, pages 1-33
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2013
Abstract: The yin-yang concept is a pivotal theory in traditional Chinese thought influencing many aspects of Chinese civilization, government, architecture, personal relationships and ethics. The literacies of this paradigm has astounding similarities with the literacies of the Bahá’í faith, especially with regards to the origin of matter, historical perspective, gender relationships and practices related to health and healing. This paper will set out to discuss how these similarities may be helpful in the modern encounter between the Chinese culture and the Bahá'í Faith.
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