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Ren Jiyu (任继愈) (born April 15, 1916 - died July 11, 2009) in Pingyuan County, Shandong Province was a philosopher, scholar in religious studies, historian, member of the Chinese Communist Party, and honorary director of the National Library of China. He died at 4:30 on July 11, 2009 in Beijing hospital, at the age of 93.

Main Works

  • Collection of Buddhist Thinking during the Han and Tang Dynasties, 1963
  • A History of Chinese Philosophy (ed.), 4 vols., 1963
  • A brief History of Chinese Philosophy, 1973
  • History of the Development of Chinese Philosophy, 1983
  • Chinese Daoist Philosophers, 1990



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