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Qi (Chinese philosophy)

LC control no.sh 85023202
LC classificationB127.C49
Topical headingQi (Chinese philosophy)
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Variant(s)Chʻi
Chʻi (Chinese philosophy)
Ki (Chinese philosophy)
See alsoPhilosophy, Chinese
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Vital force
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Found inPerkins, D. Encyc. of China, 1999 (Qi (Chʻi) vital energy or life force within each person that the Chinese traditionally consider the basic force of the universe. Qi often is translated into English as "material force" or "matter-energy")
Britannica Micro. (chʻi, pinyin qi (Chinese "breath" or "force"), in Chinese philosophy, the ethereal substance of which everything is composed)