mencius

Factory Owners and Confucius on the Environment

Hangzhou-based Fulbright fellow Steven Zhang has been conducting research on how the management of factories in Zhejiang province view environmental protection. After describing the term huanbao (环保), Zhang describes his...

Black Friday in Red China

November 11th was Singles Day—in Evan Osnos’ words, the “Chinese answer to Black Friday … an orgy of consumption on a level the world has rarely seen”. At The New Yorker, Osnos contrasts this festival of middle...

How Mencius Undermines Tyrants

At The Useless Tree, Sam Crane describes a Mencian alternative to conventional authoritarian stability management. He takes as his starting point an op-ed in The New York Times, “How Tyrants Endure”, by the authors...

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