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Man and nature in the Confucian tradition: some reflections in the twenty-first century

Chun-Chieh Huang
The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa | Vol 2, No 2 | a281 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/td.v2i2.281 | © 2006 Chun-Chieh Huang | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 March 2016 | Published: 11 April 2006

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Chun-Chieh Huang, Department of History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Academia Sinica, Republic of China

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Amidst the trend of globalisation, this paper is focused squarely on the most fundamental and urgent problem for the twenty-first century: the relationship between man and nature. It explores this question by analyzing traditional Chinese Confucian thinking regarding the relationship between man and nature in the hope of utilizing this traditional wisdom to show in what ways traditional Chinese culture offers new insights into this and related twenty-first-century issues.


Globalisation; Confucianism; Daoism; man; nature; Chinese culture; moral content


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