Confucianism and WOMEN

LEARNING TO BE HUMAN  Tu Wei-ming, “A Confucian Perspective on Learning to be Human”   Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation (Albany: 1985), 51-66 The Confucian commitment to the human community is firm and comprehensive. This commitment means that the whole Confucian enterprise begins with the person living here and now. It also means that the person in ordinary daily existence is the basis for the full realization of humanity. The Confucian insistence that … [Read more...]

YANG … a reflection on the Year of the Dragon

The Year 2012 is the 4709th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4709th year on January 23, 2012. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Black Water Dragon is the 28th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since (60 *78) + 29 = 4709, therefore 2012 is the Water Dragon year, which is the 4709th Chinese … [Read more...]

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