August 29th, 2007, 06:41 AM
I have a question about Taoism and Confucius in modern China. Europeans and Middle Easterners are familiar and opine with how Christianity and Islam interplay and are infused within their societies but people in those regions don't know much about Taoism and Confucius philosophy is tied into society in modern or have heard Chinese opine on them much. So as Chinese how do view those disciplines both on a personal and societal level? Are they important to you or for your society do you feel? What are the personal or societal positives or drawbacks in contemporary China? If you were to explain it to a western or Middle Eastern how would you describe those disciplines as they stand today?
August 29th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I think both of them are important for our Chinese people!
Confucius is much more pop than taoism in China,Confucius told the people how to live,how to study,how to treat their family,how to be loyal to their country,how to cultivate their morality.............
In a word,Confucius's philosophy is the guidelines of our lives!Confucius didnt require people to be loyal to a person ,this differs from Christianity and Islam !
August 29th, 2007, 06:40 PM
if you mean the contemporary mainland chinese society it is money money and money.
hardly any place for confucianism and taoism i am sorry.
August 30th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Confucius ,the ideas of this great philosopher,who lived from 551 to 479 BC,still shape what Chinese people think about the family,education ,and government ,and the difference between right and wrong .
Confucius said that study was vital and everyone should think deeply for themselves.
Confucianism is based on the teachings of Confucius ,who emphasized respect ,kindness ,and obedience.
August 30th, 2007, 12:34 AM
The Chinese scholar Laozi (600 Bc) introduced the Taoism (or Daoist) philosphy.
It teaches the virtue of keeping the world in nature balance.
wiki of Laozi