September 22, 2017
Why China's Soft Power Solution Lies in its Past
By Robert C. Thomas
Beijing can look to its own history to solve its glaring soft power deficit.
July 13, 2015
Confucius on Gay Marriage
By Bryan W. Van Norden
The U.S. Supreme Court invokes the Chinese philosopher, with decidedly mixed results.
September 30, 2014
The Chinese Communist Party's Confucian Revival
By Jin Kai
Xi Jinping's emphasis on Confucius has a modern-day political purpose.
October 04, 2013
Mahjong: The King of Chinese Games
Few games anywhere have as much cultural significance as China’s mahjong.
July 04, 2013
Confucian Crackdown: New Chinese Law Enforces Filial Piety
Too busy to visit your parents? In China, this could mean fines or detention.
August 02, 2012
Reexamining the Confucian Institutes
While not covers for espionage, Beijing’s cultural centers should be scrutinized.
December 21, 2010
The Confucius Peace Prize
The Confucius Peace Prize was more about patriotic opportunism than an official response to the Nobel Prize.
February 22, 2010
China Going Confucian?
Communism just isn’t doing it for Chinese leaders. So what about Confucius?
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