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Philosophy

2014

Department of Religion and Philosophy

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Catholicism And Its Civic Engagement: Case Studies Of The Catholic Church In Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, And Shanghai = 天主教及其公共参与: 港澳台沪天主教区的个案研究, Zhidong Hao, Shun Hing Seguire Chan, Wen-Ban Kuo, Yik Fai Tam, Ming Jing Apr 2014

Catholicism And Its Civic Engagement: Case Studies Of The Catholic Church In Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, And Shanghai = 天主教及其公共参与: 港澳台沪天主教区的个案研究, Zhidong Hao, Shun Hing Seguire Chan, Wen-Ban Kuo, Yik Fai Tam, Ming Jing

HKBU Staff Publication

The levels of civic engagement in terms of social services and civic activism in the Catholic churches of Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, and Shanghai are very different. While the former three churches have a higher level of social services, Shanghai does not. Hong Kong has a higher level of civic activism than the other three dioceses. This paper explains the similarities and differences among these cities by using an analytical model of political, cultural, and individual opportunity structures. Our findings and analysis are derived from a collaborative research project on the Catholic Church’s civic engagement in the four cities ...


Rethinking Reconstructionist Confucianism’S Rethinking, Lauren Frederick Pfister Jan 2014

Rethinking Reconstructionist Confucianism’S Rethinking, Lauren Frederick Pfister

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

In this review of Fan Ruiping’s book, I am concerned first of all about how representative his account of Confucianism/Ruism is in relationship to the multiform traditions associated with that teaching through more than two thousand years of its existence. Fan emphasizes pre-imperial forms of Confucian traditions, but neglects many alternatives from later sources. Secondly, his account of “familism” lends itself to questions related to the problem of revenge that is associated with traditional Confucianism. This raises further ethical doubts about the effectiveness of his reconstructed Confucianism within contemporary Chinese society. Finally, his “familism” appears to focus on ...


On Human Rights And Freedom In Bioethics: A Philosophical Inquiry In Light Of Buddhism, Ellen Ying Zhang Jan 2014

On Human Rights And Freedom In Bioethics: A Philosophical Inquiry In Light Of Buddhism, Ellen Ying Zhang

HKBU Staff Publication

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