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Great Monad




Great Monad
Also known as T'ai-Chi, an important and ubiquitous symbol in traditional Chinese philosophy and cosmology. It represents the underlying harmony of the universe when its opposites or dualities – male and female (yang and yin), hard and soft, Sun and Moon, and so forth – are in balance. It occurs everywhere in Chinese art: in books, on walls, porcelain, and tablets, and stitched into brocade.


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