The Authorities for a jingdian (Classic) to become a jing (Canon) in the Chinese Context

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures en Huang, Paulos 2021-02-25T10:44:01Z 2021-02-25T10:44:01Z 2019-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Huang , P 2019 , ' The Authorities for a jingdian (Classic) to become a jing (Canon) in the Chinese Context ' , International journal of sino-Western studies , vol. 2 , no. No. 17 , 1 , pp. 1-15 . < > en
dc.identifier.issn 1799-8204
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dc.description.abstract Abstract: The Bible has been translated as Shengjing (the Holy Canon) in Chinese, but during recent years some Confucian scholars have questioned the reasonability of classifying the Bible as “Holy” and “canon”. Thus, it is crucial to define what a jing (canon) is and why a jing (canon) holds authority. After an analysis on the concepts of Canons and the study of Canons in Chinese and Western Contexts, the present author draws a contrast between the Confucian Canons in the light of Western studies and the Western Canons in the light of Confucianism. He will come to the conclusion that the key to understanding these two traditions and their studies of Canons lies in the authority that elevates a classic into a Canon. It is to say, where does the authority come from? Is it a divine revelation from the top-down or a human exploration from the bottom-up?This determines whether the authority of a Canon is metaphysically absolute, eternal and unchangeable. If not, is it physically relative, temporal, and changeable instead? This is an essential issue for emphasizing the importance of reading Confucian Canons today and for promoting Confucianism in the West. Its answer will either defend or challenge to its legality. Key Words: Canon; the study of Canons; the Western Studies; Confucianism; Authority fi
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International journal of sino-Western studies
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dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.subject 6122 Literature studies en
dc.subject 614 Theology en
dc.subject 615 History and Archaeology en
dc.title The Authorities for a jingdian (Classic) to become a jing (Canon) in the Chinese Context en
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