錢先生論《論語》為學次序及其「歷史心與文化心」初探

Translated title of the contribution: A Preliminary Study of Qian Mu’s Comments on the Order of Learning in The Analects and His Ideas on ‘‘Heart of History, Heart of Culture’’

Kai Yiu Lau

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Abstract

In his article, ‘‘New Interpretation of The Analects,’’ Qian Mu believed that the
statement ‘‘Aspire to the way, align with virtue, abide by benevolence, and immerse yourself in the arts’’ encapsulated the teachings of Confucianism in the proper order of learning. Qian Mu disagreed with Zhu Xi’s view that the order of learning should be the reverse: immerseyourself in the arts, abide by benevolence, align with virtue, and aspire to the way.

I believe that Qian Mu’s position concerning the order of learning arose out of his
intellectual belief in what he calls, ‘‘Heart of History, Heart of Culture.’’ Previous scholars studying Qian Mu did not pay attention to this idea.

This article will begin with a discussion of Qian Mu’s position concerning the order of learning, then analyze Qian Mu’s interpretation of Confucius’s notion of the One Unifying Principle and conclude by examining the process by which Qian Mu came about his ideas on ‘‘Heart of History, Heart of Culture’’ and their connotations.
Translated title of the contributionA Preliminary Study of Qian Mu’s Comments on the Order of Learning in The Analects and His Ideas on ‘‘Heart of History, Heart of Culture’’
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)243-280
Number of pages28
JournalCheng Kung Journal of Historical Studies
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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