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Author: Ya Zuo

finally brought the ancient music back to life. He held a public ceremony to celebrate this achievement and named the new music Dasheng 大晟 (“Grand Prosperity”), which placed it on a par with exemplary ancient systems such as Dazhang 大章 (“Grand Luminosity”) and Dashao 大韶 (“Grand Splendor”). 442 In

In: Powerful Arguments

individual’s confession either preceded or immediately followed the autopsy, and the two would match perfectly. 1.2 The Imperative to Clear Cases In the imperial tradition dating back to the Legalists, the power to take life was a jealously guarded prerogative of the emperor, and so homicide represented not

In: Powerful Arguments
Author: Sang-Jin Han

rights are sustainable only when all members of the community, without exception, are invited to enjoy a certain level of socio-economic life as an important condition for living together. The communitarian approach to human rights draws the most emphatic attention to these conditions of living together

In: Confucianism and Reflexive Modernity
Author: Gábor Boros

articulated in the arts and philosophy, but even in everyday life, we are urged to develop symbolic explanations, instead of rendering love a mere subclass of a general evolutionary scheme. Rather than ­being just one of the many passions that mostly hinder reason’s healing ac­tivity, love has always been

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

directly interested in moral issues, but was rather motivated above all by the endeavour to gain the readers’ and spectators’ attention, he was still a man of his times; his life took place in the society of 17th century Jiangnan, and he shared the desires, ideals, conceptual tools, and even the sense of

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe

Great Learning itself, which provides a rational explanation for the course of history. Only on the basis of such an explanation can one successfully handle practical affairs in individual and collective life. 14 The importance of such classics as The Great Learning is thus considerably reduced

In: Chinese Visions of Progress, 1895 to 1949
Author: Gábor Boros

these two features of his thinking – engagement in social life, studying history, both as part of his methodology of philosophy –, they distinguish him evidently from the prototypical thinkers of the 17th century. The preceding passages offered a sufficient number of hints to the passion-pair love and

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe
Author: Sang-Jin Han

The second chapter starts from where the first chapter ended. How can the East Asian dream be well-footed in their living traditions and pursue an open dialogue with the West? The key words of this chapter are post-Confucian and post-colonial development. To put it more broadly, I explore a post

In: Confucianism and Reflexive Modernity

, em­barking upon a career in the bureaucracy, being intelligent and shrewd, robust and good-looking, not losing vigour even late in life, and living long to continue working or retire to the relaxation of home-life as preferred, avoiding the harms of cold, heat, wind and damp, protecting oneself from

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe
Author: Gábor Boros

thinkers, though absent in the world of coming into being and perishing for more than a thousand years are even more present ideally in the 15th century Florence, among the then living contemporary Platonists summoned by Lorenzo Medici and Marsilio Ficino to be together at the festive banquet. Bishop of

In: The Culture of Love in China and Europe