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  1. Corruption cases spur call for moral education

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... become a key problem in our society, especially official corruption,' he said. 'It stems from the remnants of the Cultural Revolution.' But Renmin University philosophy professor ... to bear hardships but the last to enjoy comfort'. 'The current immoral culture in officialdom is the worst problem of our history,' Mr Han said. Danchoe Triley, a delegate ...

  2. Radicals and religion on a rowdy Sunday

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jasmine revolution in China. Core members of the two political groups overlap. Each of the league and April Fifth protesters held a bunch of white flowers as some threw pieces of yellow paper ... was a guest at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Western district for the launch of the DAB's student trip to Zhongshan and Wuhan in memory of the 1911 revolution led by Sun. The league members ...

  3. Troubling scenes from the frontlines of a 'revolution'

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an excuse to run riot in the name of a 'revolution'. It hardly serves the common good to set about destroying properties and creating unnecessary disturbances. Tellingly, many ...

  4. Confucian virtues on parade for festival

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to maintain 'social harmony'. Confucianism was ridiculed during the early years of communist rule, and during the Cultural Revolution the party went all out in its attempt to purge ... It seems like the whole town has come out, and there are lots of visitors. It's the liveliest this place has been for a long time.' This was the Cixiao Culture Festival in Cicheng town, ...

  5. Keeping faith

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in power, the Communist Party ridiculed traditional beliefs. The apogee came during the Cultural Revolution, when Red Guards ransacked churches, temples and mosques; they even dynamited the grave ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Confucian ideas a thought and still succeeded. Indeed, it was Aristotle, not Confucius, who made modern science and the industrial revolution possible. Furthermore, significant parts of Confucian ...

  7. Sage reflections

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Revolutionary slogans have long been replaced by the materialistic ethos of the market economy and consumerism. China has emerged from bankruptcy at the end of the Cultural Revolution to become ... but the more fundamental question is why it has to resort to China's cultural past to regain strength in governance and legitimacy. China's Republican and Communist revolutions in the 20th ...

  8. A path less travelled

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Persecuted during the Cultural Revolution and now witnessing China's relentless pursuit of capitalism, hermits are returning to remote parts of the mainland in search of solitude ... receptive. At times, hermits have had to travel very deep inside the mountain ranges to escape religious or political persecution. Hit hard during the Cultural Revolution, when Mao Zedong ordered ...

  9. Taoist master recalls his tryst with hardships

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spiritual pursuit as a Taoist monk in Shaanxi province for more than 50 years, surviving 15 years of hardship during the Cultural Revolution, and maintaining a good relationship with both the central government and the likes of Hong Kong's Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee. 'I had suffered a lot [during the Cultural Revolution]. Everyone looked down on me because ...

  10. Confucius stands up to Mao in Tiananmen

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

    ... side the portrait of Mao, 6 metres tall and 4.6 metres wide, looks out. Confucius' teachings were purged during Mao's Cultural Revolution (1966-76), in the power struggle with his ... have turned to his teachings to reach out to the international community to strengthen China's 'soft power' and counter an invasion of Western culture. Museum curator Lu ...




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