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Translator Chad Meyers

“Chinese philosophy” solely in terms of knowing and understanding is not enough. “Chinese philosophy” possesses at least two levels: the first level is “Chinese philosophy” as a world of meaning. This level connotes a state of mind and the ideal of the ultimate meaning of human life, and particularly the

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Chad Meyers

“Chinese philosophy” solely in terms of knowing and understanding is not enough. “Chinese philosophy” possesses at least two levels: the first level is “Chinese philosophy” as a world of meaning. This level connotes a state of mind and the ideal of the ultimate meaning of human life, and particularly the

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Translator C.M. Morrow

people. His only error lay in the fact that Kongzi improperly raised ren ’s position to that of a universal principle, greatly exaggerating ren as a guide to life and to handling affairs (including political, economic, familial, and others), and taking it as absolute truth his entire life. It is not

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C.M. Morrow

people. His only error lay in the fact that Kongzi improperly raised ren ’s position to that of a universal principle, greatly exaggerating ren as a guide to life and to handling affairs (including political, economic, familial, and others), and taking it as absolute truth his entire life. It is not

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Yao Xinzhong

.g., the customs in ancient Egypt relating to the pharaohs). A dead tradition refers to the beliefs, values, and practices that can be found only in museums, archaeological excavations, or forgotten texts that are no longer meaningful in contemporary life. In contrast, aliving tradition” is transmitted

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Richard Wolin

, launched by Mao Zedong in 1966. In retrospect, the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) represented a politically motivated modernization drive that Mao and his followers initiated in order to extirpate the remaining vestiges of Chinese feudalism. Accordingly, one of its prominent themes was the struggle

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Catherine Lynch

of the problems they saw illustrated by Li Chao’s life and death. He did not however dwell on identifying problems of liberation, but turned instead to the question of what would motivate people to solve these problems. In particular Liang pointed out that although women’s liberation was a central

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Joshua Mason

, global theory of justice rooted in Confucian ideals. Building on Huang’s commitment to “Life Confucianism,” this work argues for a coherent system of Confucian concepts and principles that draws on the great themes of China’s past, but is fully adapted to life in the contemporary world. Although the

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Wei Shang

their real-life time and circumstances into the existing framework of his novels; this leads to a number of contradictions and confusions in his chronology. Seen in this way, these fissures offer valuable insight into Wu’s creative process, its conflicting influences, multiple time dimensions, and the

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Zehou Li

Translator Robert A. Carleo

standard. The innate goodness of human nature as it regards the totality affirms the continuance of the living existence of humankind as a biological species; as it regards the individual, it pursues the cultivation of goodness in natural innate nature originally neither good nor evil . The natural life