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Mindfully Sharing Capital in Modern China

Culture of Giving and Influence of Chinese Philosophy

Shuang Lu, Juan Rios and Chien-Chung Huang

Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism Chinese culture prides itself on being one of the oldest civilizations to ever exist. Its rich and profound foundation of collective good built the social landscape of altruistic philosophy. Traditional Chinese culture established the foundation of China’s unique

Tao Li and Jin-chuang Li

Dynasty has its significance in the Chinese charity history. As an epitome of Neo-Confucianism, Chu Hsi established a moral system centered on the idea of li (“Principle”). In order to improve the social welfare of that time, he also created She-cang (community granary), a non-government charity

Ming Wang

lot of inspirations. We also believe firmly that hidden in the breadth and depth of traditional Chinese culture is a huge reservoir of thoughts about governance that would still be of great use today; Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism have and will continue to influence and shape our culture. We

Taiwan’s Religious Matrix and Charity

A Touch from Multiple Contracts Theory Framework

Han Junkui

, Xuanyuandao, Tientism, Yiguandao, Tienism, Confucianism, Haizidao (亥子道), Maitreya, Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (中华圣教), Yuzhoumilehuangdao (宇宙弥勒黄教), Xiantianjiudao (先天救教), Huangzhong (黄中), Xuanmen Zhenzong (玄门真宗), Tiandao (天道) and others, totaling 17; while the latter consisted of Catholics, Christianity, Islam

Xie Hongbo and Sun Xia

” ( 取予之道 ) both exem- plify the germination of China’s spirit of capital. However, this promising trend developed no further. As Lu describes, the cosmic order of then- prevalent Confucianism halted the development of capital and capitalism, Xie H., Sun X. / The China Nonprofit Review 3 (2011) 161

Li Yong

, Confucian man was self-disciplined and attempted, through refine- ment of the self, to advance the spirit of the whole. 43 Confucianism is decidedly 43 Confucius once set standards for how one might become a perfect person and described it as a process of attaining benevolence: “Zi Lu asked how a person

Zhihui Tong

organization. She also introduces the idea that Confucianism’s familial bonds and emotional guangxi based on blood ties is the main social capital of a village, and discusses how “love is divided into classes” and “trust is divided into classes”. She thus better explains the appearance, uses and internal

Private Wealth, Philanthropy, and Social Development

Case Studies from the United States and China

Francis Barchi, Guosheng Deng, Chien-Chung Huang, Carolyn Isles and Juliann Vikse

Philanthropy in China Philanthropic development in China bears the indelible imprint of traditional Chinese culture and philosophy. Confucianism promotes the cultivation of virtue and encompasses three core values: benevolence ( ren ), righteousness ( yi ), and ritual ( li ). These are intrinsically linked

Yulin Lai

in a complicated form, mixing Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism and other folk beliefs. However, Master Dafeng and the Buddhist charitable tradition he represented have profoundly influenced the cultural construction of Chaoshan charitable temples by way of folk belief. 3 Besides, they have two other

Hu Yingzi

tolerance Secretary Zheng emphasized are actually virtues advocated by both Confucianism and Taoism: harmony without uniformity, and coexistence with each complementing the other. Respect means respect for diversity. Each living being has its right to exist. Diversity and variety are the true state of the