Category Archives: Philosophy 哲学

1928: Qian Mu on Confucius and the Status of His Doctrine

Qian Mu (錢穆 aka Ch’ien Mu) was one of the top Chinese classical scholars of the 20th Century. Here an introduction to Confucius Qian Mu gave to students in Suzhou in 1928. We see in his presentation how he locates … Continue reading

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Yu Ying-shih on The ‘Gentleman’ and the Confucian Ideal

Lately I have been reading the Analects Confucius with two friends who also worked in China and read Chinese. We have been working through the original text assisted by the translation and commentaries of Annping Chin and myriad Chinese language … Continue reading

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1926 Hu Shih: Our Attitude Towards Modern Western Culture

Translation below of Hu Shih’s Wǒmen duìyú xīyáng jìndài wénmíng de tàidù 我們對於西洋近代文明的態度 I saw excerpts of this 1926 article by Hu Shih but not a full translation online so I decided to give it a try. As I worked … Continue reading

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