Yu Dan: Defender of Traditional Culture, Force for Harmony – Joel Martinsen

Following up on the recent LA TImes article about Confucian scholar , Danwei has translated two articles, from BQ Weekly and Southern Metropolis Daily, about the controversy over Yu’s writing. From the BQ Weekly article:

So who were these people instigating this small cultural demonstration? Careful inspection of its origin reveals nine PhDs and MAs from Peking University and Tsinghua University. There’s an old Chinese saying that goes, “A scholars’ rebellion takes ten years or more”; when scholars form an alliance, they do not wait to launch a revolt against others, but rather dissolve into internal struggles for nine years. [Full text]

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