Xi's ongoing expansion of his own authority is not a foundation for moral leadership.
Secondly, how metaphysical is Ruism? Metaphysics, as a discipline beyond physics, concerns itself with something more abstract
Voting with Their Feet: How Early Ruism (Confucianism) Conceived of the Relationship Between the State and its Citizens
Actually, in order to fully appreciate Mencius's idea about the interconnection between friendship and good government, we
There are no reliable polls in China to assess the preference for the outcome of U.S. presidential election. The Chinese are conflicted but, in the end, probably prefer a Hillary Clinton victory.
Xi Jinping's foreign policy hinges on realizing "the China dream." But, beyond a nationalistic desire to "stand tall" on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing's increasingly assertive behavior.
Most Americans, only marginally less ethnocentric today than twenty years ago, have a simplistic, nuance-free view of China and the Chinese people. Although apprehensive about the rise of an economic juggernaut and its impact on the American way of life, the images China casts up are rooted in the past.
A car rushed past, and the sun sent waves of heat down upon us. Far ahead was a shop. We walked closer and closer until we
If weather allows (hopefully!), we will visit Walden Pond, Arlington Heights, or Milton Heights for community hiking. If
Yes, you are right! This is a fairy tale, a total fiction! But if you exchange 'China' for 'Europe,' replace 'Confucianism
The government's refusal to loosen the reins of control and welcome both bottom-up entrepreneurialism and foreign investment in "sensitive" areas prevents service industries from flourishing.
It is wrong to characterize Confucianism as an "atheism," since "Heaven" is indeed the divine reality which provides the ultimate axiological and aesthetic values to human deeds.
Unless China dramatically scales back its para-military patrols, military exercises, and construction activities across disputed waters, any Filipino leader will undoubtedly face an uphill battle, if not domestic backlash, in exploring a more pragmatic relationship with Beijing.
Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.
No matter how deeply Muslims and Catholics have been hurt, we should be reassured that most have the character to accept this as the cost of respecting individual rights.