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Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

Volume 4, Issue 8, Winter 2009

John Zijiang Ding
Pages 20-26
DOI: 10.5840/jphilnepal2009483

Indian Yoni-Linga and Chinese Yin-Yang
Conceptual Comparisons

Indian philosophy of Yoni-Linga may be examined as a parallel to the Chinese philosophy of “Yin-Yang.” This essay will compare the similarities and distinctions between the two kinds of dichotomies through a theoretical formulation: certain conceptual, analytical and cross-cultural perspectives. The study will be focused on semiologieal, aesthetical, ontological and theological comparisons between these two of the most famous pairs of conceptual antonyms which have been developed by later Sino-Hindu philosophies and theologies as human worldviews widened and deepened with Eastern civilization.