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  1. Ancient teachings help fill vacuum

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by without offering help, has raised concerns about a lack of compassion and public spirit. Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy and religion, has been seen by some as the answer to the problem. ... greater emphasis placed on the wisdom of Confucius, the philosopher once denounced by Communists as synonymous with feudalism and backwardness. There has been a revival in interest in ancient ...

  2. 'Growing interest' in ancient Chinese arts

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... of these ancient Chinese arts. And they are not doing it as a business, but are learning these ancient rituals and practices for self-improvement or as a hobby, fung shui masters say. Interest in fung shui ... 30 new students at the end of this month. Most want to use the practices to have a better future. Despite Taoism's long history, not many people know about its ancient rituals, Szeto ...

  3. An ancient expert in etiquette

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson Born during the Spring and Autumn Period, (770BC-476BC) Confucius' teachings, and those of his followers, were in the form of a guide to correct or gentlemanly behaviour, aimed at the ruling elite. Dying in 479BC, his ideas only fo ...

  4. New look at an old way of thinking

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Talk about ancient Chinese thought! New Age followers and serious thinkers alike find guidance and inspiration in its millennial insights. No less an authority ... In an influential essay translated and published in The New York Times this month the author of Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power wrote: 'I [studied] ancient Chinese political theorists ...

  5. Searching for partners before the party is over

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate It's not always easy to do right by China. Should you choose the path of unthinking flattery, you will eventually lose self-respect. On the other hand, should you take the path of honest public comment, praising where praise is due but not ...

  6. Oldest Confucian classic is fake in parts

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University professor. By comparing the present edition of Shang Shu with ancient documents written on bamboo strips- known as 'the Tsinghua strips'- Professor Liu Guozhong, a specialist in ancient documents and their protection, found that part of the present edition contains some passages that could not possibly have been edited by Confucius, Xinhua reported. All Shang Shu ...

  7. Plagiarism claims hound 'running dogs' professor

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials' residences in ancient China. Tao referred to a number of ancient poems and essays as evidence in his 250,000-word book. The internet user said Kong had paraphrased the content ...

  8. Confucius quotes mooted for banknotes

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... banknotes bearing famous quotes from ancient philosophers such as Confucius. Chen, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told media outlets yesterday ... banknotes quoting ancient sages to raise public morale when the bigger concern was a general lack of civil society spirit. He said the mainland would be better off if banknotes were printed ...

  9. The I Ching: A Biography

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... have played in domesticating the I Ching in their native languages. The author's case studies of the I Ching in modern Western culture show just how much we are in need of ancient wisdom ...

  10. Hey teacher, leave those kids alone

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and morality lessons. Those who pass will study filial piety- respect for parents and ancestors- and the teachings of ancient Chinese philosophers including Confucius and Mencius for three years before ...




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