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崇本抑末
Pinyin
chóng běn yì mò
Explanation
Meaning
注重根本,轻视枝末。古代“本”多指农业,“末”多指工商业。
Context
《三国志·魏志·司马芝传》:“王者之治,崇本抑末,务农重谷。”
Example
此古圣王~之道。世儒不察,以工商为末,妄议抑之。 ◎清·黄宗羲《明夷待访录·财计三》
 
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