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Pneumatological Sacramentality And Cosmic Humanity, Keith Ka-Fu Chan Aug 2017

Pneumatological Sacramentality And Cosmic Humanity, Keith Ka-Fu Chan

HKBU Staff Publication

No abstract provided.


Ubication: A Phenomenological Study About Making Spaces Sacred, Lauren F. Pfister Aug 2017

Ubication: A Phenomenological Study About Making Spaces Sacred, Lauren F. Pfister

HKBU Staff Publication

Within this paper a phenomenological method for describing sacred spaces/places is justified, characterized and illustrated. Recognizing that particular places within secularized and post-secular cultural contexts may lose and regain their religious status, I have referred to the process and this phenomenological method of “making spaced sacred” by means of the neologism in English, “ubication”. The presentation of this approach occurs here in seven sections. First of all, some basic interpretive questions about why and how humans recognize sacred spaces are addressed in reference to key words by Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) and the more recent anthropological work of Leslie ...


Paul Tillich And Asian Religions, Keith Ka-Fu Chan, William Yau-Nang Ng Aug 2017

Paul Tillich And Asian Religions, Keith Ka-Fu Chan, William Yau-Nang Ng

HKBU Staff Publication

No abstract provided.


Paul Tillich And Zhāng Zài: Fellow Pilgrims Seeking New Peace In Trembling Worlds, Lauren F. Pfister Aug 2017

Paul Tillich And Zhāng Zài: Fellow Pilgrims Seeking New Peace In Trembling Worlds, Lauren F. Pfister

HKBU Staff Publication

No abstract provided.


Christian Activism And Political Participation In Hong Kong’S Occupy Movement, Shun-Hing Chan Jun 2017

Christian Activism And Political Participation In Hong Kong’S Occupy Movement, Shun-Hing Chan

HKBU Staff Publication

This article examines the role of Christian activism in facilitating political participation in the Occupy Movement from March 2013 to September 2014. Using Doug McAdam, John McCarthy, and Mayer Zald’s integrated model of social movement theory, this article argues that the political opportunity for constitutional reform, the framing of civil disobedience for the Occupy Central with Love and Peace Movement, and the social mobilization efforts generated by two organizing committees of the movement, together with the support of a number of formal and informal Christian groups, partially accounted for Christians’ political participation and the emergence of collective action. The ...


Religious Competition And Creative Innovation Among Protestant Groups In Hong Kong’S Umbrella Movement, Shun Hing Chan Jan 2017

Religious Competition And Creative Innovation Among Protestant Groups In Hong Kong’S Umbrella Movement, Shun Hing Chan

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

The Umbrella Movement in 2014 was an important event in the history of democratic movements in Hong Kong. Christians were an integral part of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace Movement and the subsequent Umbrella Movement. Using the model of religious competition and creative innovation, this paper examines the innovative practices employed by Protestant groups competing for Christian representation and the language of social justice in response to church leaders who disputed the movement. The refutations by the Protestant groups were also acts of opposition in reaction to the Chinese Government’s control of universal suffrage. The case of ...


前言:健康的文化生命倫理探索, Ruiping Fan Jan 2017

前言:健康的文化生命倫理探索, Ruiping Fan

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

本期論文探討健康與文化之間的關係問題,內容包括中國傳 統文化對於中國人的健康概念的塑造及意義,儒家生命倫理對於 當前中國醫療改革的啟示和指導、及其對於現代中國醫療保健制 度變遷的評價和總結,儒家的心身觀點對於“換頭術”的看法, 以及中國傳統文化與當代中國人的遺體捐獻行為的關係。


從《黃帝內經》看健康的中國概念, Zhenliang Li, Qiang Ma Jan 2017

從《黃帝內經》看健康的中國概念, Zhenliang Li, Qiang Ma

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Health is fundamental to the human condition. The concept of health is culture-dependent and historically developed in each culture. The Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) is an ancient Chinese masterpiece about human health and medical treatment. Based on the classical Chinese view of the unity of heaven and man, the Huangdi Neijing understands health as somatic and spiritual harmony: it emphasizes the smooth fluxing of the qi essence, the well-structured body, the fullness of vitality, and the equilibrium of yin and yang. In addition, health is an individual and dynamic concept, according to which the ...


健康水平平等追求與中國綱常倫理——基於中國醫療衛生體制改革進程的思考, Lin Bian Jan 2017

健康水平平等追求與中國綱常倫理——基於中國醫療衛生體制改革進程的思考, Lin Bian

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Traditional Chinese ethics contain profound bioethical teachings and principles. For the purpose of understanding and reflecting on the ongoing health care system reform in mainland China in recent years, it is important to rediscover, recognize and understand the central teachings of traditional Chinese ethics, especially the cardinal Confucian virtues in Chinese traditions. It is implausible to pursue health equality for everyone, as individuals inevitably exhibit differences in their health conditions no matter what kind of health care system is maintained. However, it is plausible to accomplish health equality in the sense that everyone in society enjoys a similar public health ...


誰應為醫療保健買單?——中國城鎮衛生籌資責任主體歷史演進的儒家反思, Jingxian Wu Jan 2017

誰應為醫療保健買單?——中國城鎮衛生籌資責任主體歷史演進的儒家反思, Jingxian Wu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

A morally justifiable health care system should not only ensure that everyone has equal access to basic health care services, but also be financially sustainable. It is normally supposed that governments, individuals and families take joint responsibility for health care in a certain country or region. Their levels of financial responsibility are a significant factor in the effective allocation of healthcare resources and fair delivery of health care services.

This paper divides the historical evolution of health care financing responsibilities in urban China since 1949 into four periods: a planned economy period, an economic system transition period, an initial period ...


“換頭術”的迷思:儒家生命倫理學的視角, Chuyuan Qiu Jan 2017

“換頭術”的迷思:儒家生命倫理學的視角, Chuyuan Qiu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Head transplant surgery has aroused extensive concerns in the field of biomedical ethics since it was put on the clinical medicine agenda a few years ago. This paper shows that analyzing the ethical controversy over head transplant surgery from the perspective of Confucianism not only helps to avoid the intuitive disgust at “Frankenstein” medical action from a Western tradition, but also provides an innovative perspective different from the instrumentalist rationality and individualism that prevails in Western thought. Under the guidance of the Confucian Principle of Life, people must respect the lives of others and should regard the body and mind ...


遺體捐獻行為的中國文化困境, Yanghui Zhang Jan 2017

遺體捐獻行為的中國文化困境, Yanghui Zhang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

In Chinese culture, the preservation of the integrity of the body is greatly significant, which has led to a shortage of corpses in medical teaching and research and become a major problem restricting the development of medical research and treatment in China. Accordingly, it is generally believed that traditional Chinese culture has been a barrier to body donation in China. However, based on interviews and literature analyses, this paper shows that the factors leading to the body donation shortage in China are much more complicated than this simple “cultural” belief. The core problem, as our investigation finds, is that children ...


導言, Ellen Y. Zhang Jan 2017

導言, Ellen Y. Zhang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

當我們談論建構中國生命倫理學這個議題時,我們會問這樣的問題:中國有沒有在規範意義上的倫理學或生命-醫學倫理學?如果有的話,我們應如何界定中國語境脈絡下生命-醫學倫理學 ?是西方思想在中國語境脈絡下的應用與實踐?亦或是中國生命-醫學倫理學與自身的傳統文化和觀念接軌?本期針對這一問題進行探討與反思,但其進路不是從純粹的理論層面出發,而是從現存醫學或醫療倫理的幾個案例出發,在具體的時空脈絡中為中國當代生命-醫學倫理學設定考量的角度和範圍。


知情同意臨床實踐實證研究--第一人稱視角的考察, Hua Chen, Yonghui Ma Jan 2017

知情同意臨床實踐實證研究--第一人稱視角的考察, Hua Chen, Yonghui Ma

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

An informed consent document is vital for all surgical procedures and medical treatments. Proper documentation and counseling of patients is important for informed consent. Opinion polls conducted in this essay show that the majority of people in China today have accepted informed consent as a legally binding medical policy, yet they do not fully understand the ethical and legal connotations involved, particularly the idea of the patient’s autonomy. As a result, the patient’s own experience as a first-person narrative is often ignored and his/her subjectivity is blurred when his/her family’s subjectivity intervenes. According to the ...


當代中國家庭醫療決策的倫理策略--一個有關家庭醫療決策的案例研究, Guobin Cheng Jan 2017

當代中國家庭醫療決策的倫理策略--一個有關家庭醫療決策的案例研究, Guobin Cheng

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

This essay points out that informed consent in China today is often replaced by the “family decision” model, which is designed to embody Confucian family ethics and maximize the benefit of family involvement in medical decision making. The author, a physician, uses a specific case he encountered when treating an elderly woman with late-stage colon cancer. Because the patient did not know the whole truth of her condition, most of the medical decisions regarding her treatment were made by her children. Ideally speaking, a “family decision” means that both the patient and his/her close family members will be involved ...


北京市居家養老服務政策:挑戰、倫理與建議, Wenye Xie Jan 2017

北京市居家養老服務政策:挑戰、倫理與建議, Wenye Xie

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

One of the current challenges in healthcare services is elder care, as China has been an aging society since 2000. Should the government implement policies to promote home-care services when many Chinese are unable to afford long-term institutional care, even if such institutional care is available? This essay conducts a survey of the situation in Beijing and examines the local government’s elderly service policies. The paper also offers a Confucian ethical approach to the issue and makes policy recommendations for home-care services. The author contends that although modern families tend to be smaller and urban lifestyles are different from ...


再論瀕死經驗的可信性--探索一些常見的質疑, Kai Man Kwan Jan 2017

再論瀕死經驗的可信性--探索一些常見的質疑, Kai Man Kwan

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The author argued for the credibility of at least some near-death experiences (NDEs) in a previous paper (Kwan 2016), pointing out the lack of sufficient evidence to support the claim that physiological or psychological theories had already fully explained the entire NDE phenomenon. The author proposes that we should not dismiss the existence of NDEs, and states that they seem to offer some support for the ability of the soul to exist independently of the body. Thus, we should not dismiss the possibility of life after death. However, the author has never claimed that he can absolutely demonstrate the veridicality ...


An Indigenous Cim Medical Missionary And National Hero: Unveiling Complexities In The Story Of Dr. Kao Gin-Cheng, Lauren Pfister, Jihua Liu Jan 2017

An Indigenous Cim Medical Missionary And National Hero: Unveiling Complexities In The Story Of Dr. Kao Gin-Cheng, Lauren Pfister, Jihua Liu

HKBU Staff Publication

No abstract provided.