Confucianism in modern society

Confucianism in modern society

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This year marks the 2,573rd anniversary of the birth of Confucius, who is the paramount philosopher in China’s history, and a great contributor to the wisdom of the world. After traveling two hours from Beijing by train, I am now in Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius. Over the centuries, scholars and curious minds have been visiting this place, to find out why it managed to nurture such a big name in human history. That was also the question Daniel Bell asked when he decided to leave Canada and come to China to research Confucius and eventually stayed in Shandong for years. As the Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University, Bell is keen to dig deeper into China’s Confucian traditions. He explores how Confucianism used concepts like harmony to prevail over competing philosophies like the ruthless school of Legalism. But even more importantly, he looks at how Confucianism shapes China today.

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