li | Chinese philosophy | Britannica
WebSee all related content →. li, Confucian concept often rendered as “ritual,” “proper conduct,” or “propriety.”. Originally li denoted court rites performed to sustain social and cosmic order. Confucians, however, reinterpreted it to mean formal social roles and institutions that, in their view, the ancients had abstracted from cosmic models to order communal life.
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