The Philosophy of Chinese Moral Education for the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Regeneration, and Significance

  • Zhuran You
  • A. G. Rud
  • Yingzi Hu


After recapitulating the philosophy of Chinese moral education and exploring its cultural impact upon Chinese culture, the closing chapter further discusses its limitations, its declining influence, and the contemporary moral crisis, as well as the need and prospect for renewing and regenerating this traditional philosophy in contemporary China. We argue that though this philosophy seems obsolete in modern times, it still contains concepts and ways of thinking that are valuable for China and the rest of the world. The chapter concludes by discussing the conceptual renewal of the philosophy and its significance for today’s world with respect to solving the issues of humanity and nature, humanity and science, social relations, international conflicts, and the clash of civilizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuran You
    • 1
  • A. G. Rud
    • 2
  • Yingzi Hu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina
  2. 2.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.Office of the ProvostShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina

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