Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Confucianism Today: Tu Wei Ming

Confucianism is a scholarly tradition in which education is crucial. In fact, according to Harvard professor Tu Wei Ming, learning to be human is an ultimate concern.

These are some of the ideas about Confucianism that Dr. Ming discusses with Bill Moyers in this 1988 clip form Moyer's series called "A World of Ideas."  Dr. Ming believes that the humanism of Confucius can help us cope with issues today.

Born in China 1940, Ming's family fled to Taiwan when the Communist took power. He came to America for his education and studied at Harvard where he is a professor of Chinese intellectual history.

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