Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Mou Zongsan, His Times, And His Aims

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Mou Zongsan emerged as one of the leaders of the "New Confucian" movement, which is now one of the most influential forces in Chinese-language philosophy. This chapter explains Mou's mature opinions about the "what?" and the "so what?" of Buddhist philosophy, and thereby answers the question of why he prized it so much as a boon to Confucian philosophers and indeed all philosophers. Modern Chinese patriots assumed that in order to save their motherland and outfit it for survival in a harsh and unfriendly world, it was most important that somehow they fix China's culture. In 1927, when Mou arrived at Peking University, a cultural and political struggle intensified in China which set the agenda for his intellectual life to come. Mou's solution is to look for a philosophy which is fundamentally "idealist," in the sense that its foundation is one's minds, and in particular its moral sensibilities.

Keywords: Buddhist philosophy; Chinese culture; intellectual crisis; Mou Zongsan; New Confucian movement

10.1163/ej.9789004177376.i-280.6
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004177376.i-280.6
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Unlikely Buddhologist — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation