By Yijie Tang

This ebook collects the 25 most crucial articles written by means of Professor Tang because the Eighties, dealing largely with problems with Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity and chinese language tradition. In those articles, Professor Tang proves his worth as a beneficial successor to the chinese language philosophical culture, whereas additionally open to the most recent traits of idea either at domestic and abroad.
The overdue Professor Tang Yijie (1927-2014) used to be a trendy professor at Peking college and China’s most sensible pupil on philosophy and chinese language experiences. He spearheaded the Confucian Canon venture, which seeks to bring together all identified classical works on Confucianism, similar in scope and importance to the whole Library of the 4 Treasuries, the biggest selection of books on chinese language historical past, which used to be commissioned by means of the Qianlong Emperor within the 18th century. all through his lifestyles, Professor Tang released rankings of books and multiple hundred articles, providing enlightening insights into tips to take care of matters that experience traditionally bothered and proceed to bother humans in smooth society.
Among his various concepts, Professor Tang is principally remembered for introducing the concept that of “harmony in diversity”. within the context of “the conflict of civilizations” championed via Samuel P. Huntington, Tang argued for concord in variety, keeping that this precept can supply a few clues to assist allow peoples, international locations, and areas with diversified cultural traditions to boost jointly whereas ultimate special.

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Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity and Chinese Culture

This booklet collects the 25 most vital articles written by means of Professor Tang because the Eighties, dealing commonly with problems with Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity and chinese language tradition. In those articles, Professor Tang proves his worth as a invaluable successor to the chinese language philosophical culture, whereas additionally open to the most recent traits of suggestion either at domestic and in another country.

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Zhang Zai. (1978). Zhang Zai ji (The collected works of Zhang Zai). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhouli. (1980). Zhouli (Book of rites). ), Shisan jing zhushu (Comments to the Thirteen Classics). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhu Xi. (1936). Zhuzi wenji (Collected works of Zhu Xi). Shanghai: Shangwu Yinshuguan. Zhu Xi. (1983). Sishu zhangju jizhu (Variorum of the Four Books). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhu Xi. (1990). Zhuzi yulei (Topically arranged conversations of Master Zhu). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zisi.

Zhang Zai. (1978). Zhang Zai ji (The collected works of Zhang Zai). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhouli. (1980). Zhouli (Book of rites). ), Shisan jing zhushu (Comments to the Thirteen Classics). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhu Xi. (1936). Zhuzi wenji (Collected works of Zhu Xi). Shanghai: Shangwu Yinshuguan. Zhu Xi. (1983). Sishu zhangju jizhu (Variorum of the Four Books). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zhu Xi. (1990). Zhuzi yulei (Topically arranged conversations of Master Zhu). Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. Zisi.

However, “to lead the people with virtue and regulate them by the rules of ceremonies (rites, property),” “to love people widely,” “to elect the virtuous and able talents,” “to extensively bring benefit to the people and bring salvation to all,” etc. ” There are many discussions of “benevolent governance” in Mencius, and the meaning of “benevolent governance” is broad. Some of the explanations are not compatible with the needs of contemporary human society, but two of them are important in helping us to build a harmonious society and achieving world peace.

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