Confucianism Series, Episode 2: Dr. Bin Song
April 25th, 2017

Dr. Bin Song is pursuing a second PhD in religious studies. He has a deep knowledge of the Confucian tradition, which we draw on for Parts 2 and 3 of this series. Here, we discuss the compatibility of Confucian values with Western societies, Confucianism in 20th C. China, and what Confucianism has to say about education. You can find Dr. Bin Song's articles on the Huffington Post page.

Key terms in Confucianism:

Junzi - an ideal person, often translated as "perfect gentleman"

Ren - humaneness, benevolence

Li - ritual propriety

Xiao - filial piety


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