Re: China Today and Tomorrow
Also, can you explain why wherever the Chinese live in SE Asia or
America they usually do better than locals what's the driving force?
Also, can you explain last 50 years, China practically abandoned
Confucianism and contrary, Confucianism still prevailed in S. Korea,
Taiwan, Singapore, HK and now China has lagged behind these countries/
regions, remember Taiwan and mainland China started about at the same
level in 1950. I am sure you can not blame Confucianism, right? So
tell us what's the causes for China lagging behind? Like you said, we
need to think and question what we do. Now think and question, and
tell us. Haha!
Further questions, China practiced Confucianism since early Han
dynasty and since then, China was most richest nation in the world
during Tang and Sung dynasties. And why suddenly Qing dynasty became
so weak and China almost collapsed, they all practiced Confucianism so
is it really fault of Confucianism or something else? And dont you
see similiarity between Qing, PRC as a group and Tang, Sung, four
little tigers as another group??? So think and question, then tell
On Apr 12, 8:17 am, PaPaPeng <PaPaP...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 12 Apr 2007 04:21:55 -0700, "ltl...@xxxxxxxxxxx"
One very easy and fast test. What has traditional Confucianism to
teach us that will be useful in this century?
Please tell what is your understanding of confucianism.
You first. What is there in a revival of confucianism that will
improve the lives of the people of modern China?
How about better officials?
For example, one of the confucian classics, "Centrality and
Commonality" can be easily seen as a leadership traing manuel.
Well all the top leaders in China are engineers and technical people,
not a single Confucian amongst them. They are doing an excellent job
as the formulators and the shepherds of China's destiny. You want to
All Confucianists is talk and talk and argue on how their superior
morality (conservatism) is so much superior to mere men, implying of
course that as the faitful to old Master Kung's teachings their word
is not to be questioned. They even cultivate long fingernails to
prove they never had to do manual labor.
To be sure real Confucianism is nothing like that. But on a practical
level where the majority of people usually leave their thinking to
those who make a pretense of it a revival of Confucianism will lead to
a revival of old and very bad habits. It will be like the religious
fundamentalism that is so alarming and damaging to the American scene.
We don't need people who are blindly obedient to conservatism or to
any fad of the times. We need people who can think and who will
question why we do what we do. And when we convince ourselves that
what we do makes sense and is good for ourselves and for our society
we won't need policemen and we won't need false prophets to tell us
what to do.
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