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, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 111–121 | Cite as

Is Confucianism a Source of Corruption in Chinese Society? A New Round of Debate in Mainland China

  • Tangjia WangEmail author
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Abstract

The debate on whether Confucianism is a source of corruption or root of morality, which initiated about ten years ago in China and was mainly between Liu Qingping 劉清平 and Guo Qiyong 郭齊勇, entered a second stage when Deng Xiaomang 鄧曉芒 criticized Confucian ethics based on filial piety, and Guo Qiyong and (mainly) his (former) students persistently defended their points of view. This essay is a review of the main theme of the debate at this second stage.

Keywords

Confucianism Consanguineous feeling Corruption Social justice Public interests 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PhilosophyFudan UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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