Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Rich and Getting Stupid/Huang Yue Case

Confucian was born in China, and his philosophy has enlightened millions throughout the world. Last year, China became the second largest superpower after overtaking Japan; the wallet of many people in China has gotten deep. Unfortunately, the fundamental principles of Confucian philosophy might disappear from the Chinese landscape soon. On 20 October 2011, a 2-year-old girl, Huang Yue (nickenamed Yueyue), was run over twice by two vehicles while 18 people ignored her passing by in cars, bicycles or on foot. The whole incident was caught by a surveillance camera.  Yueyue died a few days later. What’s wrong with these Chinese people? The Chinese media including People’s Daily began to educate their citizens regarding Yueyue’s case. As a scholar from Renmin University states, “If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beams will go askew (Japan Times 21 October 2011).” He refers to the widespread corruption of Chinese government high officials. The Chinese scholar is right! Until government officials straighten up, there will not be any Confucian moral philosophy left in China. Sham on the Chinese! Sham on the leaders in Beijing!

Source: Sina News, (access date: 9 January 2012)

1 comment:

朱一开 said...

How about let's say shame on western civilization and shame on market economy? Confucian moral philosophy surely cannot give us an appropriate solution to the dilemma that we are easily put into in modern China.