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    Understanding Mozi's Foundations of Morality: A Comparative Perspective.Xiufen Lu - 2006 - Asian Philosophy 16 (2):123-134.
    In the Western studies of the texts of Mozi, three distinctive views have surfaced in the past few decades: (1) Mozi is inconsistent because he seems to have been committed to both a Utilitarian standard and a divine command theory; (2) Mozi is a divine command theorist who argues that it is right to benefit the world because it is the will of heaven; and (3) Mozi is a utilitarian thinker who has based morality on the criterion of whether actions (...)
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    Rethinking Confucian Friendship.Xiufen Lu - 2010 - Asian Philosophy 20 (3):225-245.
    It has been argued that friendship in the Confucian tradition is ultimately reducible to family relationships and, since all family relationships in the Confucian world are hierarchical, friendship (thus conceived and patterned as a family relationship) would also be hierarchical. In opposition to this view, it also has been argued that among the five primary relationships discussed by Confucians, friendship is the only one that could be non-hierarchical, and because of that, friendship is considered dangerous among Confucians. I argue that (...)
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  3. A Critical Examination of the Marxist Theory of Alienation.Xiufen Lu - 2000 - Dissertation, University of Kansas
    I argue that, since Marx's theory of the cause of alienation is inadequate in accounting for all cases of alienation, his solution to overcoming alienation by abolishing private ownership and the capitalist mode of production is not tenable. The socialist society envisioned by Marx cannot overcome the alienation that he ascribed to the capitalist system and cannot avoid systematically producing its own form of alienation. ;Marx was unable to discover any necessary causal link between alienation and "the movement of private (...)
     
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    Review of Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings From the Pre-Qin Period Through the Song Dynasty by Robin R. Wang. [REVIEW]Xiufen Lu - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (3):496-502.
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    The Confucian Ideal of Great Harmony (Datong 大同), the Daoist Account of Change, and the Theory of Socialism in the Work of Li Dazhao.Xiufen Lu - 2011 - Asian Philosophy 21 (2):171 - 192.
    This paper discusses the theory of socialism endorsed by Li Dazhao, China's first Marxist, as an effort to integrate western ideas into the traditional Chinese thinking during the chaotic years of the 1920s. There are two aspects of Li's theory of socialism which, while related, are distinct: (1) a theory about the nature of socialist society, and (2) a theory about how a socialist society can be achieved in China. Li's development of (1) is influenced by his acceptance of the (...)
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    Xunzi: Moral Education and Transformation.Xiufen Lu - 2020 - Asian Philosophy 30 (4):340-350.
    A fair amount of recent Xunzi scholarship has focused on the problem of moral transformation. The problem being addressed supposedly arises this way. According to Xunzi, human nature is innately or...
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