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ERIC Number: EJ1395507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
Destiny or Decision: Revealing the Change of the Concept of Ming[character omitted] and Its Pedagogical Implications
Liu, Jia; Chen, Yueling
Global Education Review, v10 n1-2 p128-141 2023
In Chinese philosophy, scholars have been discussing a long-standing and unresolved matter (Fan, 2019; Lupke, 2005; Wu, 2009), namely Ming[character omitted]. Ming, often translated as life, fate, or command, was initially understood as orders and arrangements from heaven (Fan, 2019). However, since the Kongzi (Confucius) period, the focus of Ming[character omitted] has shifted to people themselves and how they should live their lives. Furthermore, Ming[character omitted] has been recognized by people as human life as well as the survival of one's life journey. In the contemporary age, the concept of Ming[character omitted] has shifted again. It ensures that people, instead of the predetermined power of nature and its kind, have most of the ability to decide how to live their lives. The study of Ming[character omitted] has thus become one of the essential philosophical fields for Chinese and international thinkers, and academic researchers, to explore the question of heaven and human existence. In this paper, the analysis of four texts throughout Chinese history will serve as a simple reflective example of the difficulties of interpretation, revealing the evolving meaning of the concept and its pedagogical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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