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Chinese Philosophy

Go with the flow

The word 'tao' means 'way', which may refer to a path, a way of life or a discipline that is followed closely.

Sunday, 6 December, 2009, 12:00am

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

I read a Chinese news article titled 'Confucius Temple authorised to be built, with the issue of reimbursement to be negotiated' on November 3 and I have the following comments.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Being human

Fung shui is but one of a number of codes the Chinese have traditionally lived by. Confucianism is another. It is a philosophy concerning human relationships and conduct and is not a religion. It is best described as humanism and is primarily concerned with social interaction rather than the divine or spiritual afterlife.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

For providing good luck, landlord gets a new lease of life

Most Hongkongers have a relationship with their landlord that can be described as diplomatic at best. Often, one is trying to accuse the other of ripping them off or arguing about rent rates and payments. Not singer Joyce Lee Lok-sze.

23 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Confucian virtues on parade for festival

Thousands of villagers crammed into the dusty, gravelled car park outside their local market, chattering and using umbrellas to shade themselves from the autumn sunshine.

They pressed to the front and stood on plastic stools or chairs to see over the crowd, often balanced in a precarious embrace, two to a seat.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Celebrities are not saints

A few days ago, two popular singers had a fight on the street after drinking too much. The fight was filmed and reported in newspapers, on radio and even on television.

A few months ago, two singers were nearly jailed over drug charges in Japan. Although they expressed their regrets, they could not face the public.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Try doing something you dislike

Nobody wants to do things that they do not enjoy. We all know how annoying it is. Some of us will do everything we can to avoid it. But we cannot simply avoid everything we do not enjoy.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Chow was bored with Confucius role

Chow Yun-fat found playing Confucius 'boring' and 'stressful'. Chow, 54, played the title role in female director Hu Mei's latest film, Confucius, which is the first biopic made on the legendary mainland philosopher.

Filming wrapped recently in Beijing and the film is set for release around the Lunar New Year.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Also showing: Fei Mu

It wouldn't be too far off the mark to describe Fei Mu as one of China's most star-crossed movie directors: his 20-year filmmaking career was mostly spent working amid war and mayhem.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Outer space

Balconies are an integral part of many modern apartments. However, when it comes to fung shui, they are not considered part of a home as they are open to the elements.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am