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

Stephen Macedo on “Republic as Constitutional Democracy” in Hong Kong

Stephen Macedo has just published a really nice essay on how we might understand the nature of the Hong Kong protestors’ proposal for electing the Chief Executive in 2017. I think the term “Republic as constitutional democracy” is a good and accurate term here, especially if we take into account the fact that the recent discussion in mainland China by people who are of similar mind with HK protestors has usually been conducted under “憲政” (constitutionalism) or “共和” (republic, republicanism). I do not know how much that discussion has had on the HK protectors. It has been widely reported in Hong Kong media, including the controversy regarding  《南方周末》 2013 editorial “中國夢,憲政夢” (China Dream, Constitutionalist Dream).

Here is the whole essay:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-macedo/would-americas-founding-fathers-consider-hong-kong-election-plan-democratic_b_5953016.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

October 9, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Job at SDSU

San Diego State University has a job opening for an assistant professor with specialization in Ethics; the department notes, though, that “Because we have a very active Confucius Institute on campus, this would be a good opportunity for someone whose specialization includes Chinese philosophy.”

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October 9, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | 2 comments