- /wooh/, n.1. a dynasty that ruled in China A.D. 222-80.2. a Chinese language having several dialects, spoken widely in Anhwei, Chekiang, and Kiangsu provinces and including the dialect of Shanghai.
* * *IFundamental Daoist philosophical concept.Wu ("not-being"), you ("being"), wuming ("the nameless"), and youming ("the named") are interdependent and grow out of one another. Wu and you are two aspects of the dao. Not-being does not mean nothingness but rather the absence of perceptible qualities; in Laozi's view, it is superior to being. It is the void that harbours in itself all potentialities and without which even being lacks its efficacy. According to the scholar He Yan (d. 249), wu is beyond name and form and hence is absolute, complete, and capable of accomplishing anything. See also Daoism.II(as used in expressions)Kuang wu tiWu ch'angWu hanWu ZetianWu houWu wangWu lu mu ch'iHung wu emperorWu su li ChiangWu Cheng'enWu Ch'eng enWu San kuei
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