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CONTEMPORARY CONFUCIAN RENAISSANCE, MY CHINA DREAM AND HARMONY RENAISSANCE
BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D.
The contemporary renaissance of Confucianism has triumphantly rediscovered the kingly way or Humane Authority Way (named after Jiang Qing) of governance based on the three legitimacy of perfect governance, the will of heaven, the will of the earth and the will of people. This contemporary Confucian Renaissance is a result of deep debate based on traditional concept of Confucian ideal governance by contemporary Confucian scholars worldwide and may prove to be of more universal significance for future governance way than the rediscovery of Greek democracy that led to European Renaissance. Both the Western Liberal Democracy and the Middle Eastern Theocracy by definition and implementation each is only grounded in one of their traditional legitimacy. Therefore they are less ideal and lacking in legitimacy compared to the three legitimacy requirements of the Humane Authority Way. They will be proved not as enduring as the Humane Authority Way in the long history of mankind. The three pillars of legitimate governance have been named by the present author as the House of Morality(HOM), the House of Tradition and Culture(HTC) and the House of Constituent Democracy(HCD) in a previous paper titled “Order of the Humane Authority Endowed with Spirit of China Dream and Harmony Renaissance”.
An in-depth and objective study of contemporary China governance reveals that present day China is already operating under these three Confucian principles based on the importance of the legitimacy of socialist core value, legitimacy of the most important Chinese historical tradition upheld by the Communist Party of China and the legitimacy of constituent democracy. These three principles are manifested by the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) upholding of the socialist core value, the important historical role in liberating and modernizing China and the role played by the People’s Consultative Conference within the Chinese government. Most of all, the CPC is the only governing party in China today that has the successful track record, resources and the will power to carry on these three principles to the fruition of an ideal modern government that will serve as a universal legitimate governance model for the world.
Going forward, there is every reason to believe that China will formalize these three principles into a Humane Authority Way (the Kingly Way) in the Confucian tradition as a grand tradition continuing ancient Chinese tradition to the modern legitimate government under CPC leadership. This evolution of the Chinese government has been herald in China and will be implemented in the coming years. The 18th National Congress of the CPC laid out a strategy for building a culturally strong nation on the basis of ideals that, while having their roots in Chinese civilization, are different from those of the West and ancient China, and project a new China with new spirit of global significance. This is CPC’s call for the way of modifying Confucian constitution as part of China dream to rejuvenate the Chinese nation and contribute to world culture through Confucian and Harmony Renaissance.
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