Lao Tzu

Viral Content: Laozi Says it Everywhere

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques and nationalistic support of government policies....

The Ancient Roots of Chinese Liberalism: Response

At The Useless Tree, Sam Crane responds to Liu Junning’s exploration of “The Ancient Roots of Chinese Liberalism” in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: I am sure that serious students of Chinese philosophy...

The Ancient Roots of Chinese Liberalism

At The Wall Street Journal, Liu Junning argues that China’s economic successes have arisen from the government’s limited surrenders of control, rather than a China Model based “some alchemy of power and...

Taoism in the News – Sam Crane

From The Useless Tree blog: Call me skeptical. But I get a bit nervous when I see stories like this (Xinhua version): LANZHOU, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — The first international forum on Lao Tzu, known as China’s “father of philosophy”, opened Tuesday in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu province.[Full Text]

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