Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Sage Rehabilitated

... and co-opted — Confucius back in Beijing with a statue in Tiananmen Square. "The sculpture... opposite the Mao portrait... symbolises the regime’s u-turn on Confucian precepts" [and] "represents an attempt to inject more spirituality in society after the age of Communist materialism."

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