By Thierry Meynard

Liang Shuming (1895-1988) is among the most vital chinese language philosophers in 20th century China. in most cases thought of to be a Confucian, or even the final Confucian, the writer argues that he was once actually a Buddhist. Liang s concepts are analysed in the history of the highbrow debates on faith in republican China. He reshaped the Western suggestion of faith from the point of view of Yog c ra Buddhism. but, he recommended for the current time Confucianism because the moral faith that will lead eventually to the Buddhist liberation. interpreting Liang s non secular trust sheds new mild on his attention-grabbing lifestyles, rather his involvement within the Rural Reconstruction flow of the nineteen-thirties. It additionally explains why Liang used to be the single highbrow who dared to publically oppose Mao within the nineteen-sixties and seventies."

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