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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Where are all the Confucians in Hong Kong tonight?

Like many of you, I have often been thinking about the relation between liberal democracy  and the Confucian tradition (or better: the traditions of thought claiming to somehow continue the spiritual legacy of Confucius and Mencius). In these hours, that is “as dusk fell on Hong Kong Tuesday evening” (in the words of CNN), thousands of young people are filling the streets of Hong Kong demanding full democracy and the right to elect their own leader.

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September 30, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 20 comments

Mair on Xin

Victor Mair has published an essay about the meaning of <i>xin</i> 心, about which we had some considerable discussion here a little while ago.

September 30, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Translation | one comment