A Review of the Studies on Xunzi’s Ritual Education in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy of Education
The notion of Xunzi’s ritual education has been one of the topics that is being discussed in the field of Chinese philosophy of education. Despite the rich contents of Xunzi’s ritual education could be found in relevant studies, however, it seems that these studies are not receiving the amount of attention that it deserves. Retrospectively, this paper reviews these relevant studies to reflect the characteristics of their introductions and investigations on Xunzi’s ritual education. Prospectively, through referring to several significant works conducted in fields such as philosophy, Chinese studies and Sinology, this paper proposes that by rethinking Xunzi’s ritual education in the light of his discourse on the relations among ritual, mind-heart and human nature, it might provide us with an alternative approach to understand Xunzi’s educational thought. Additionally, connecting findings from existing studies on Xunzi may advance the research on Xunzi’s ritual education in contemporary Chinese philosophy of education.
|關鍵詞||荀子、當代漢語教育哲學、禮教、Xunzi、contemporary Chinese philosophy of education、ritual education|