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yangyang /jæŋ/ noun [uncountable]  RPthe male principle in Chinese philosophy which is active, light, and positive, and which combines with yin (=the female principle) to influence everything in the world
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yangSee, fire and dragon and sun, I said, all yang.According to ancient ideas, the balance of yin and yang forces comprise an organic whole.The balance of yin and yang are present throughout the universe and in the natural balance of all creatures upon our planet.One example was yin and yang.The other branch became the yang style that is popular in the West today.Like the Confucians, the Taoists reinterpreted for their own use the general notions of yin, yang, and tao.
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