Dr. Tu Wei-ming is a preeminent Chinese scholar, a representative figure of contemporary Neo-Confucianism, and a crucial practitioner on the research and transmission of Confucian culture. His broad scope of academic interests, his sympathetic concern towards both empirical and transcendental knowledge, his retrospection and strategic vision of human civilization, made him one of the most insightful and influential thinkers in the world. For over 50 years, Dr. Tu Wei-ming has devoted himself to the interpretation of Confucian Classics, to the evaluation of Confucianism from a perspective of cultural diversity in the world, and to the revival of Chinese culture by a creative transformation of the ancient tradition. The novel dimension of thought, “Spiritual Humanism”, is an universal ethic initiated by Dr. Wei-ming, endeavoring to provide metaphysical resources and solutions to various Big Problems that are vitally important for the overall welfare of humanity in the 21st century. He has been involved in the Earth Charter from its inception.
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