The Lǐ yì 禮義 (Rites and Morality) Aspects in Wángzhì王制 (The Rules of a True King) by Xun Zi 荀子
A Contemporary Interpretation in Xi Jinping’s Policy
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- Xun Zi; Lǐ yì 禮義 aspects; Confucianism; Modern China; Xi Jinping’s policy
Xun Zi was a Confucian philosopher who lived during the Warring States Period and contributed to the Hundred Schools of Thought. The famous classical “Xunzi” book was traditionally attributed to Xun Zi. This book consists of thirty two chapters philosophical essays on specific topics ranging from economic and military policy, through the justification of traditional authority and institutions, to action theory and the philosophy of language, among them was the ninth chapter of essays with the title of Wángzhì王制 (The Rules of a True King). The Wángzhì王制 was consist of nineteen paragraphs divided into four main idea topics. These paragraphs refer to the main guidelines of lǐ yì 禮義 (rites and morality) aspects as Confucianism values along with Xun Zi’s thought through the Wángzhì王制 text would be the main subject discussed in this article, subsequently, would be correlated with Xi Jinping’s policies at the present time. Data were collected from the annotated copy of manuscript of “Xunzi” and textual analysis by referring to classical and modern Confucianism elucidations. Research findings that the official political interpretations from the Xi Jinping and P.R China particularly follow Xun Zi’s classical elaboration of these lǐ yì 禮義 (rites and morality) aspects. For example, Xi Jinping often emphasized China as “Prosperous, Harmonious, and Civilized” country by referring to traditional Confucian thought. Xi Jinping strives to correlate the traditional Confucianism thought during the dynastic era with the certain situation of modern China, Xi would like to revives the traditional value under his governance framework, nevertheless, there would be many adjustments and changes in the application of these two aspects by accordance to the concrete situation of modern China today. This article would finally reveal how’s Xi Jinping and P.R China utilizing the traditional values by elaborating on modern China with the aim to actualize the “China Dream”.
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TY - CONF AU - Anthea Rinata AU - Adrianus Laurens Gerung Waworuntu PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - The Lǐ yì 禮義 (Rites and Morality) Aspects in Wángzhì王制 (The Rules of a True King) by Xun Zi 荀子 BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 33 EP - 37 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.005 ID - Rinata2021 ER -