k'ang Yu-wei and T'an Ssu-t'ung's Arrangement of Buddhism and Confucianism and Their Enlightenment
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 54-60
Received: Dec. 4, 2019;
Accepted: Jun. 2, 2020;
Published: Jun. 17, 2020
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Yixia Wei, Department of Chinese Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China
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k'ang Yu-wei and T'an Ssu-t'ung were both very fond of Buddhism, and were very fond of the relationship between Buddhism, Confucianism and Buddhism. In fact, there are similarities and differences in the recognization of the relationship between Buddhism, Confucianism and Buddhism. k'ang Yu-wei ranked Confucianism, Buddhism and Buddhism, while T'an Ssu-t'ung ranked Buddhism, Confucianism and Buddhism. This order not only shows the same arrangement of Buddhism, but also shows the different arrangement of Christianity and Confucianism. In fact, their different ranking of Buddhism and Confucianism itself is a value judgment, indicating that k'ang Yu-wei supported Confucianism and T'an Ssu-t'ung advocated Buddhism. Although k'ang Yu-wei loudly advocated the establishment of Confucianism as the state religion in reality, he affirmed that Confucianism was applicable to the present and Buddhism to the future in the multiplication of Confucianism and Buddhism. T'an Ssu-t'ung, like k'ang Yu-wei, believed that Buddhism is and will be prevailed in datong society. On the one hand, both men affirmed the compatibility of Buddhism and Confucianism, and described benevolence as the common purpose of both. On the other hand, the definition of benevolence by k'ang Yu-wei and T'an Ssu-t'ung follows the unbearable human heart of Confucianism and the compassionate heart of Buddhism, and finally deduces two different forms and patterns: k'ang Yu-wei constructs the Buddhism of fraternity, and T'an Ssu-t'ung constructs the Buddhism of equality.
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