yin-yang theory and the implication of reality in zhouyi
abstract: zhouyi embodied the philosophical consciousness of the zhou dynasty. stressing the incompleteness of reality itself and humans participation into the reality, zhouyi"s basic spirit is that human ought to emulate the way of heaven. reality implicated in zhouyi was completely founded on the concepts of yin and yang. yin and yang in zhouyi were not two kinds of gases, but properties of hiding & appearing or dimness & brightness. in the system of zhouyi, yin and yang constitutes the basic characteristics of reality. the world outlook with yin-yang being the core is characterized with unpredictability and undecidedness and the reality always appears with novelty, hence constant self-renewing forms the nature of reality. besides, the appearing of reality has the property of time. the implication of reality in zhouyi was not founded on the binary mode of subjectobject, but on the mutual participation and mutual permeation between human and heaven. through human"s participation, reality become reality, and human enhances itself to the realm of human nature. the wisdom of changing with time is just the basic approach for human to participate into reality.