Confucianism

China Plans 'City' Celebrating Traditional Culture

March 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iCUfWhWripEBid_Gbru2QMMXHE1g

China plans a city-sized monument celebrating traditional Chinese culture and centered on the birthplace of the philosopher Confucius, state media said Sunday.

The "Chinese Culture Symbolic City" in eastern Shandong province will cost at least 4.2 billion dollars and span more than 300 square kilometres (115 square...

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China's Thriving Confucian Schools

January 3, 2008

Author: Jill McGivering

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7169814.stm

As soon as they walk into the tiny school, a converted apartment in a tower block, the children are bundled into grey cotton wraparound robes, fastened at the back with modern Velcro.

Flowing sleeves flap round their wrists, square black hats wedged on to their heads - some, too big, slip down over the eyes.

The children, from three to...

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Matriculation Puts Millions in China to the Test

June 5, 2007

Author: Zhou Yan

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-06/05/content_6201289.htm

CHANGCHUN, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The smoke from the burning joss sticks is all but suffocating at this Confucian Temple in Changchun as crowds of students flock here to pay respects to the teacher of all teachers and pray for success in the national college entrance exam scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

A huge tree outside the...

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Confucius Makes Comeback

May 25, 2007

Source: The Financial Express/The Economist

http://www.financialexpress.com/print.php?content_id=165110

“Study the past”, Confucius said, “if you would define the future.” Now he himself has become the object of that study.

Confucius was revered—indeed worshipped—in China for more than 2,000 years. But neither the Communist Party, nor the 20th century itself, has been kind to the sage. Modern China saw the end of the...

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Modern China Seeks Moral Guidance in its Ancient Past

May 23, 2007

Author: Craig Simons

Source: The Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/world/05/23/23chinavalues.html

YINCHUAN, China — Zhang Xianliang is an unlikely advocate for remembering the past. Branded an enemy of the Communist Party in 1958, he was thrown into a labor camp and left there for 22 years, often surviving on little more than boiled grass.

Yet Zhang, at 70 one...

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Confucian Scholar Hawks Philosopher's Teachings

May 1, 2007

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/05/01/2003359001

With her clear, rapid-fire lectures, Yu Dan (于丹) has become an instant television celebrity, hawking the moral teachings of a 2,500-year-old philosopher to an audience of millions in China.

Yesterday, Yu, a media expert and Beijing Normal University professor, released the Taiwanese version of her latest book -- a 200-page compilation of lectures she...

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Hong Kong to Celebrate Confucius in Lieu of a Holiday at Easter

April 23, 2007

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9071&size=A

For years now, China’s government has been rehabilitating the figure of the great philosopher as a cultural ‘bridge’ to the rest of the world but also as a mentor justifying obedience to authorities. Christians will have to give up one holiday at Easter in favour of Confucius’ birthday.

Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A senior religious affairs official yesterday...

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Confucius Resurfaces in New China

April 23, 2007

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-04/23/content_856689.htm

BEIJING - The ancient teachings of Confucius, centring on peace and social harmony, are finding a new resonance amid the chaos and rapid development of modern China, according to an AFP report.

Once suppressed, the Confucian revival is being welcomed by the government as a calming influence amid growing public dissatisfaction over a host of issues.

"The...

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Indians Welcome Springtime in Vivid Color at Festival

March 5, 2007

Author: Anita Hassan

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4601798.html

RICHMOND - Swati Verma looked like she was the loser of a paint ball competition on Sunday afternoon.

Orange and purple powders were splattered all over the 16-year-old Memorial High School student's clothes. Red and yellow coated her hair and inside her ears. Some splotches of green dye even showed on her teeth.
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