A CONSERVATISM OF HOPE
ESSAYS BY SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS
ROOTED IN IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATISM
Jonathan Chaves is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a translator of classic Chinese poetry.
Confucianism: The Conservatism of the East
In 1912, the Meiji Emperor of Japan died. “On the night of the Imperial Funeral,” writes the preeminent Japanese novelist of the era, Natsume Soseki (1867–1916), “I sat in my study and listened to the booming of the...
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