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

A Lot Can Change in 50 Years

Fifty years ago, in the summer and fall of 1966, the People’s Daily was filled with stories lauding the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which had been officially launched in May of that year. Today’s issue of People’s Daily includes a section titled “推动儒学融入现代社会 (Promoting the Introduction of Confucianism into Modern Society)” which includes three articles:

  • “当代新儒学思潮概览 (A General View of the Contemporary New Confucian Intellectual Trend)” by Guo Qiyong 郭齐勇 of Wuhan University;
  • “着力建构新的世界化儒学 (Energetically Construct a New, Global Confucianism)” by Cheng Chung-ying of the University of Hawaii; and
  • “儒学精华造福现代人生 (The Best of Confucianism Brings Benefit to Modern Life)” by Lou Ninglie of Peking University

The brief introduction to the three essays by the editorial staff follows here:

中华优秀传统文化是社会主义核心价值观的根脉。近年来,社会各界弘扬中华优秀传统文化的热情不断高涨。与此相联系,作为一种社会思潮的当代新儒学日益受到人们关注。如何充分发挥以儒学为主干的中华优秀传统文化在现代社会中的价值与作用?如何认识把握当代新儒学的得失、推动其进一步发展?这是关系我们增强文化自信,推动中华优秀传统文化创造性转化、创新性发展,积极培育和弘扬社会主义核心价值观的重要课题。本期观察版刊发的3篇文章,围绕这些课题进行探讨。

September 11th, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | 2 comments

2 Responses to A Lot Can Change in 50 Years

  1. Andrew Lambert says:

    The full text can be found here:

    news.ifeng.com/a/20160911/49952355_0.shtml

    Reply
    • Steve Angle says:

      Thanks Andrew — I had meant to include that, and clearly forgot!

      Reply

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