文以載道與武以明道,民國時期文化傳承之剪影―以唐文治與孫祿堂為例

Translated title of the contribution: Aspire to the Way by Literature and Martial arts

Kai Yiu Lau

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Abstract

Tang Wenzhi(1865-1954) was a famous scholar. He was a principal of JiaoTong University and Wuxi Guozhuan(無錫國專). Sun Lutang(1860-1933) was a well-known master. He taught martial arts in Zhongyang Guoshuguang(中央國術館).

This paper aims at showing the interpretation of Tang Wenzhi and Sun Lutang on Confucian. Under the influx of western values, Chinese culture was criticized as the reason of China’s decline. Tang Wenzhi, who determined to succeed traditions, was in opposition. He stressed the importance of Chinese culture in teaching Chinese Literature in tertiary education. Meanwhile, Sun Lutang shared Tang’s standpoint: he demonstrated the core value of traditional culture in teaching and performing martial arts.

In responding the criticism on Chinese culture, they asserted the essence of self-cultivation in being a mankind, which was overlooked in modern society. As such, their attempts could be regarded as an example to adhere traditions in modern world.
Translated title of the contributionAspire to the Way by Literature and Martial arts
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)79-106
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of East-West Humanities
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

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