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  1. China: A Religious State

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair China: A Religious State by John Lagerwey Hong Kong University Press HK$125 John Lagerwey constructs a fascinating picture of religion in present-day China, at odds, perhaps, with the way outsiders might perceive it. Taoism, even though frequently viewed as being superstitious, has regained its position as the 'native higher religion'. Then, of course, ...

  2. Confucianism

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... in the mid-20th century to eradicate its influences. Littlejohn, a professor of philosophy in the United States, says in his introduction that Confucianism may be classified as a religion (though ...

  3. Church riles Confucius' offspring

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hundreds of scholars and Confucianists are fighting against a government-sanctioned plan to build a super-sized Gothic-style church in Qufu, Shandong- the birthplace of Confucius- arguing that it was not only an insult to the great sage, but al ...

  4. Confucius offers our world a timely lesson

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani He is one of the most revered figures in Chinese history, a philosopher whose teachings spread not only across East Asia, but have also influenced popular western culture. An art exhibition devoted specifically to Confucius, and to the idea ...

  5. Aidan's Way

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Aidan's Way by Sam Crane Sourcebooks $180 What crueller twist of fate can nature throw at new parents than transforming their seemingly healthy firstborn into a severely disabled child with an estimated lifespan in single digits? This is not a questi ...

  6. Living life with no regrets

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some religions claim the world will end on May 21, 2011. Would you have any regrets if it happened? If you are a student and you study every day for a highly paid career after you graduate, you may think you have wasted your life since you can't harvest your fruit. If you are in your 20s or 30s and you work hard every day to buy a flat or a car, you may think you have ...

  7. Three in one

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh The Chinese approach to religion is best summed up in the saying, 'three religions, one religion', whereby Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism co-exist. For example, a person may follow Confucius in his interactions with his family and colleagues by maintaining relationships based on mutual respect and love; the teachings of Taoism and Lao Tzu by not striving ...

  8. Forum on Taoism seen as part of 'harmony' campaign

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An international forum next year on China's homegrown religion, Taoism, is part of a push to promote social harmony and prevent other religions such as Christianity ... Xiaowen wrote that religion played a significant role in uniting society and resolving social conflicts. The forum, which will be held over five days in April in Xian before shifting to Hong Kong ...

  9. Believer in classics for the young

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Meng Danmei spoke to Sally Wang In 2003, Meng Danmei started an old-fashioned private school that focused on reading and studying classic works of literature. Established in Shenzhen, the school- called a sishu- is Meng's answer to what she and other ...

  10. 'Growing interest' in ancient Chinese arts

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

    ... local religions: whether people believe or not has nothing to do with their academic qualifications. Unlike organised religions like Christianity, there are no authorities to determine which ...




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