Встреча неолиберализма с неоконфуцианством

С момента промышленной революции Запад доминировал в мире все время. Сегодня его доминирующее положение, кажется, поставлено под угрозу восточноазиатскими наследниками конфуцианства, типичной идеологии государственной сплоченности.

Столетия насаждения конфуцианства были столь же важны для подъема восточноазиатских держав с их исключительно быстро растущей экономикой, как протестантизм в сочетании с подъемом капитализма – для Запада. Принципы конфуцианства до сих пор являются внутренним компасом для большинства жителей Восточной Азии в постконфуцианскую эпоху, точно так же как библейские заповеди остаются стандартом для Запада в пострелигиозную эпоху.

Основополагающая тенденция конфуцианства мало изменилась с тех пор, как ученики Конфуция записали его афоризмы за поколение до Сократа. Более того, конфуцианство стало официальной идеологией китайского государства за два столетия до Рождества Христова.

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