Daniel A. Bell: The Confucian Party

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...

The Newest Mandarins – Annping Chin

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 […]

Modern Gloss on China’s Golden Age – Sheila Melvin

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 […]

Ancient classics redeemed in modern-day China – Xu Xiaomin

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 […]

CEN: Study of national culture catches on in China

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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