Of all the Confucian classics, the most well known in the West is probably the I Ching. It is popularised in the context of divining the future and used as a device to give guidelines to our problems.Problems can be related to such interesting questions such as : Is s/he in love with me? Will… Continue reading The I Ching: The Chinese Book Of Change: Teacher For Life
Tiong Ah Leng, a trader on the street in front of my block of apartments had a bundle of joss sticks clasped tightly in his hands. His eyes closed, he bowed in staccato motions facing the full moon, while cars whizzed up and down the major highway. An incongruous sight even in Kuala Lumpur,… Continue reading Hungry Ghosts, Spirits And Chinese Time
For centuries Chinese have roamed the face of the earth and wherever they have gone, they have taken their culture with them. They have kept their culture and tried to transmit it to their children. In fact, the question uppermost in the minds of every generation of Chinese parents could well be: how can our… Continue reading How can Chinese Culture survive in Australia?