Only with Chinese and Western Compatibility can a Scholar become a Real Master

Paulos Huang, Tiangang Li

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Abstract:Starting from the social events of reading in middle school and President Nixon’s visiting Shanghai, the two scholars analyzed the stimulations of social events on the development of a youth’s way of thinking. The basic approach to explore the ancient and contemporary, Chinese and Western has left a deep mark for academic research in history. Many topics such as Modern Chinese history, religions and the history of Shanghai City, especially the academic visiting in the Institute of Matteo Ricci in St. Francisco has resulted in a monograph on the Controversy of Rites and the Whole Collection of Xu Guangqi’s Works. It is important to find that Chinese and Western Studies don't conflict, but complement each other. However, the pride of Confucians and the Confucian excessive optimistic opinion on human nature have much to do with their understandings of each other. Especially the promotion of Mencius in China has confused the distinctions among ancient Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and contemporary Confucianism. However, Matteo Ricci has brought the Double-Renaissance to China. Thus, it is necessary to distinguish the different roles of human beings playing in front of God (coram Deo) and in front of the world/other people (coram mundo/hominibus). Regarding Chinese understandings on the Western Studies, it is necessary to critically analyze Zhang Taiyan’s Orientalism and Liang Shumin’s simple essentialism. It is also important to study the potential relationship between European especially German historical and form critical studies of the Bible and the Doubtful Movement to Chinese Ancient History since the 1920s among Chinese scholars. Finally, it is also crucial to hold a critical attitude to Kang Youwei’s Movement to treat Confucianism as a religion.
Keywords:Confucian excessive optimistic human nature, Chinese and Western compatibility, Zhang Taiyan’s Orientalism and Liang Shumin’s simple essentialism, relationship between European especially German historical and form critical studies of the Bible and the Doubtful Movement to Chinese Ancient History, Kang Youwei’s Movement to treat Confucianism as a religion

Paulos Huang: Distinguished Professor at Shanghai University and Chief editor for International Journal of Sino-Western Studies and Brill Yearbook of Chinese Theology. Email: Paulos.z.huang@gmail.com

Tiangang Li, Professor, Ph.D. supervisor and Director at Department of Religious Study in Fudan University, Director for Institute of Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi, and vice director for International Research Center of Chinese Civilizations, Board member for China Society of Religious Study, and vice President for Shanghai Society of Religious Study. Email: tgl@fudan.edu.cn

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiInternational journal of sino-Western studies
Vuosikerta18
Sivut1-21
Sivumäärä21
ISSN1799-8204
TilaJulkaistu - 1 kesäkuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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