Ching-tan

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Ch'ing-t'an (Chin., ‘pure conversation’). The cultivation in China among the educated or literati or erudite and philosophical conversation. Sometimes referred to as a ‘neo-Taoist school’, they were in fact a tradition, embracing more than neo-Taoists (e.g. Buddhists). Among many groups, the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove were especially famous.

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