is currently being seen in some democratic states.
To use the term “meritocracy” to refer to the political reality of “elitism” that has prevailed in democratic societies conveys the same satirical allusion that is present in Michael Young’s novel. Wealth and power might not appear to be
as Lao Can 老殘, Sai Jinhua 賽金花, and the Madman [Kuangren 狂人], in works by Liu E, Zeng Pu, and Lu Xun, respectively. Liu E, who was a practicing physician, makes an itinerant doctor the protagonist of his 1906 novel, in which government and flood control are presented in terms of the protagonist
At present, all kinds of classics reading classes are springing up all over the country, in places from elementary schools to universities. Peking University, Renmin University, and Qinghua University as well as universities across the country are setting up national studies courses, and bodies
relationships are present or implied in the classical works. He digs deeply into the ideas of the well-known Confucians—Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi—but also ranges farther afield, finding parallel ideas in The Rites of Zhou [ Zhouli ], the Book of Change [ Zhouyi ], the legalist text The Book of Lord
political meritocracy should equally maintain such an attitude, which is, however, not the case at present.
The fervor of research on political meritocracy is a typical manifestation of the renaissance of traditional culture, exemplified by Confucian thought, in the political sphere. Because the selection
of local cultural initiatives. Unfortunately, they are not sufficiently supported by scientific evidence. The present article attempts to use material from stone inscriptions to explore the making of a sacred site with no previous ties to the Daoist tradition, as well as its development and the
phenomena. Cassirer’s concept of the symbol is based on his understanding of symbolic logic. For Cassirer, the rule of relation F that binds the elements of the series F ( a, b, c … ) together is present in each item in the series, but it is not itself a new item in the series, and so cannot be abstracted
-intensive American model of progress, and that will happen long before China gets anywhere near the present u.s. living standards. 38
First, history has proven more than once that technology plays a critical role in sustaining an economy. In the 1800s, it was spinning machines that enabled Britain to subdue its
myths. Since the second half of the twentieth century, the large volume of myths emerging in film and television programs featuring visitors from outer space, intergalactic warfare, premodern people traveling to the present, or modern people paying visits to the past are called “science fiction” and
Daoist self-cultivation could receive the help of the mountain gods. Ge was writing after the Yongjia Uprising , when the northern central plains were under the control of the Five Northern Tribes. Thus, he writes: “At present, it is no longer possible to reach the sacred mountain ranges at the