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

Understanding Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Like many of you, I’ve also been trying to understand Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution by putting it in the larger context of Chinese history (from Confucius to 1989 and to the present).

I could not help but compare it with 1989.

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October 5, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

Why do many Americans still say “Confucius say”?

Confucius valued careful and serious speech. One passage in the Analects says that a person can be judged as wise or unwise on the basis of a single sentence. So how is it possible that for many Americans, the first thing they think of when they hear the name of the Chinese teacher is “Confucius say,” followed by a silly one-liner?

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October 5, 2014 Posted by | Confucius, Popular Culture | 21 comments