Li Ling is a historian and a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature,...
May 11, 2009
In the New York Times, Daniel Bell, professor at Tsinghua University, writes about the revival of Confucianism as a potential for a political reform movement in China: For the Confucians, any long-lasting and stable political...
Aug 6, 2008
The Globe and Mail reports on the Chinese government’s effort to use the Olympics as a means to recreate the national image: At the glitzy show that China will unveil to the world at the opening ceremonies on Friday, it is...
Dec 16, 2007
In the New York Times Magazine, Yale University History professor Annping Chin writes about contemporary interpretations of the classics in China: Scores of men and women in China’s business world today are studying their country’s classical texts, not just “The Art of War,” but also early works from the Confucian and the Daoist canon. On […]
Oct 2, 2007
From The New York Times: China spent the greater part of the last century struggling to become a modern nation. But after so many years spent looking outward and forward, some Chinese are once again looking inward and back ” way back, to the golden age of philosophers like Confucius (551-479 B.C.) and Zhuangzi (369-286 […]
Sep 3, 2006
From Shanghai-Star: For dozens of years, many Chinese people, especially the young, have been proud of speaking good English and being familiar with foreign culture. Such people are considered knowledgeable.Suddenly, the situation has changed. Just one or two years ago, a long forgotten word guoxue (State study, which mainly means the Chinese ancient classics) has […]
Jun 14, 2005
From China Economic Net: Discussion as how to promote Guoxue, or the study of traditional Chinese philosophy, literature and history has become heated again in China, following the recent announcement by the Beijing- based Renmin University of the upcoming September opening of its College of National Culture Study, the first such college in China since […]
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