Monday, March 10, 2014

PATTBERG: Dangers in China's Confucianism nostalgia

SCHOLARS in China say President Xi Jinping's crackdowns on corruption and his concept of "the Chinese dream" are nods to the Confucian values believed to underpin an ideal society. Critics say that the sage's teachings praise patriarchy, nepotism, abuse of officialdom and moral dictatorship. The Confucian ideal of a government run by supreme human beings - the junzi - is possibly the greatest corruption of all. READ FULL TEXT AT ASIA TIMES.