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  1. Return of the sage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ...'s personality cult and class struggle being the only themes of society,' Hu Xingdou, a Beijing-based analyst, said. For Mao Yushi, a respected liberal economist, Mao was not afraid to use Confucian ... and independent thinking,' Mao Yushi said. 'The party likes Confucianism for obvious reasons because it is all about obedience and benevolent rule, and fighting for personal rights is not part ...

  2. Confucius stands up to Mao in Tiananmen

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

    ... on a 1.6-metre marble base. That puts the great ancient sage in the same league as Mao Zedong, several other leading figures of the Communist movement such as Karl Marx, and Sun Yat-sen, founder ... 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 ...

  3. After Mao, a return to traditional values

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The image of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong stared back from newsstands on the front page of just one newspaper in Hong Kong yesterday- the South China Morning Post. The occasion was the 30th anniversary of Mao's death. Other newspapers buried their coverage inside, with the notable exception of a Beijing-backed English-language publication. This paper relegated a small ...

  4. Ideologies and religions

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of patriotism and control. Anyone familiar with ideologies knows that they take on all the trappings of religion in order to ensure simple believers. They have divinities (Marx, Lenin and Mao). They have rituals (mass parades). They have scriptures (Das Kapital and Mao's Thoughts). They have saints (Li Peng) and they call for sacrifices (in most cases involuntary). Mr Tseng, living ...

  5. A big iron fist against them all

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Alex Lo, which appeared in the SCMP on June 6 Issues Following Mao's thoughts China expert Jerome A Cohen is professor and co-director of the US-Asia Law Institute at New York University's School of Law. He sees a lot of similarities in the way Beijing handled the June 4 uprising and the spiritual group, Falun Gong. He says the government follows Mao Zedong's maxim ...

  6. Build a pantheon to all great thinkers, not a Confucius temple

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thereafter, the orthodoxy of Confucianism was abolished and intellectual dynamism and diversity appeared again. At the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, chairman Mao Zedong put the orthodoxy of Marxism/Leninism/Mao Zedong thought above all others. It was only during the 'reform and opening up' of 1978 that the hold of this orthodoxy was broken and a new era ...

  7. Extend spirit of Lei Feng to religion

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland authorities are concerned about the development of a moral vacuum in society. Their latest attempt to fill it is the relaunch of an iconic role model first held up to the people by Mao Zedong. People's Liberation Army soldier Lei Feng became a symbol of selflessness and good deeds to others after his accidental death in 1962. Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of his ...

  8. Artist feted at quirky exhibition

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Times Square's quirky new art show opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month in the mall's second-floor atrium. The exhibition featured sculptures such as a giant red dinosaur and an oversized Mao jacket. Artist Sui Jianguo was feted at the event by Times Square executives Doreen Lee Yuk-fong and Yen Leng, as well as curator Johnson Chang Tsong-zung ...

  9. A little faith in faith could help heal society's troubles

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... as was the rise of religion. Religion had long been buried alive by Mao Zedong, but now religious faith is undergoing something beyond a resurrection. Globally, religious faith is growing, but nowhere ...

  10. God-awful fears freeze school reform

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or Mao Zedong. Zen has warned that the government, under pressure from Beijing, might try to force Catholic schools to teach communist propaganda. Well, the government could be doing that now ...




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