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The Chinese Communists Are Not Confucianists

By Yu Ying-shih, published: July 1, 2015

The following is an unauthorized translation of an excerpt from an interview with Prof. Yu Ying-shih during a symposium in November 2014 marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Hong Kong… 1,929 more words

Analyses And Opinions

Confucianism and (no more) confusion

The third module was about another ancient philosophy, though I would say this was more relatable and easier to read.

Confucianism, the topic for Module 3, was more relatable because (1) it is Asian, so many of its principles are similar to what I’ve been accustomed to growing up in a very-Asian, very- 920 more words

Becoming A Teacher

Golden Rule

When most people think about the Golden Rule, I think they recall something like “Do unto others as you would have you them do unto you” and they would guess it’s a quote in the Bible from Jesus (which is a good guess since it is the most popular place that the quote/advice comes from). 158 more words

Why didn't China invent the hybrid airship?

Keith Hudson

There’s a beautiful photo of a Lockheed Martin hybrid airship in my business supplement this morning against a backdrop of forest clad mountains.  The airship is beautiful in its own way, too — in between a classic airship and an aeroplane wing. 896 more words

Aqui todos estamos, bajo el mismo Sol

21st of June ticks as the first summer day of the year ( and my dad’s birthday :-) ) Everyone ready to swim, wear bikinis, eat more gelatos, go out in the air, breathe, get some sun, and turn off the work clock for a couple of weeks to energize and pump up again. 519 more words

Energy

Article by Zhang Xiang (张翔) on Kang Youwei's view of Confucianism as state religion in the context of his understanding of history (theory of three ages)

大同立教的双重困局与不同应对*——康有为政教观初论

张翔

【内容提要】康有为立孔教为国教的主张包含了两个方面的挑战,一是,康有为的大同思想是其立孔教思想的核心要素,他对孔子太平大同之义的阐释是托孔立教的关键基础。二是,立孔教为国教包含了设立教权的政治建制主张,意味着将形成一个新的政治中心。戊戌变法时期,这两个方面都遭遇了广泛的反对。康有为流亡之后在前一问题上有所调整,重新阐释了“三世说”,但在后一问题上一直没有大的调整。一般的讨论主要注意前一问题,这一定程度为康有为的议题设置所引导。国教创制意味着系统性政治组织和新的政治中心的形成,康有为论述立孔教为国教时,一直避免突出政教斗争问题,可谓“知其不可而为之”。另一方面,康有为对于孔子大同之义的阐释包含了与帝制之间的决裂可能。他内化了这一冲突,将之转化为大同之义与小康之义的并行不悖和内在分裂。

【关键词】康有为 大同 三世说 孔教 国教

Abstract: K’ang Yu-wei’s advocacy of making Confucianism the national religion was challenging in two ways. Firstly, the idea of Datong (universalism) was the core element of Confucianism as national religion, and his interpretation of Confucius’s idea of Datong was the foundation. 183 more words

Academic Analysis

Officially, China is an atheistic society since Mao drove out religion to create a communist utopia. But after the days of ideological zeal passed, one of its’ oldest gods reincarnated and his followers are now found everywhere, high and low.

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