Wednesday, October 31, 2007
3000 years ago the Ancient Chinese discovered Feng Shui and the importance of incorporating Feng Shui principles into their lives. For them Feng Shui was a matter of survival for their culture and civilization. Today, in the United States and anywhere else the people still have threats, including outside militants, the fast paced lives and various pollutions, such as noise pollution and sound pollution. Do we still need Feng Shui in our modern society? The answer is yes. It is widely belived that "By incorporating the use of positive energy based on Feng Shui principles in your life, you literally can improve certain aspects of your life in the areas of health, prosperity, wealth, safety and relationships." According to Pat Heydlauff, a famous expert in Feng Shui, Feng Shui will be a Way of Life for the 21st Century.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Benjamin Franklin tried hard to draw positive elements from Confucius educational philosophy in his effort to build a modern American educational system. You might have learned some of it from my paper Benjamin Franklin and Chinese Civilization (See Item 068 below). Mr. David Becking, the Principal of The Franklin D. Roosevelt School, has put one of the main theories from Confucius educational philosophy in his letter to all staff and students. Please enjoy it and find the content of the prinple Message from Principal .
Friday, October 26, 2007
This article gives some explanation about why Confucius becomes popular in America. According to the article, the Academic Trend in the U.S. away from Euro-centrism has been a reason that Confucius becomes popular in the United States.
Benjamin Franklin, who regarded Confcius as his example and used his moral philosophy to cultivate his own virtue and promotd others to enhance their virtures accoring to the philosophy, would be very pleased seeing that so many students in Harvard University wanted to study the philosophy.
Twenty years ago Dr. Sam Crane finished his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and sallied forth into his first academic job at Georgetown, teaching Chinese politics and international relations. He moved to Williams College and teaches there. His first child, Aidan, was born profoundly disabled, and that has fundamentally transformed his world view.Aidan's experience has brought Chinese philosophy into his life. Please find Dr. Crane's experience in his exploraration how Confucius influence on modern American life.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Recently demonstrations participated by the Buddhist monks and lay people in Myanmar attracted the attention of the world. Dr. Wang analyzes the interaction between China and the United States and its influence on the Myanmar's future.