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文化更新研究中心院長梁燕城: 中華文化共同體與全球倫理

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Thomas In-sing LEUNGHe is a renowned philosopher, writer, current affairs critics and a lay Christian minister.He ...

Thomas In-sing LEUNG

He is a renowned philosopher, writer, current affairs critics and a lay Christian minister.

He graduates from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and eams his Ph. D. at University of Hawaii, USA.

He has a quest for truth since his teen years and at the end finds the truth in the Christian God. He travels around the world, preaching every Chinese community, the words of God. He helped in poverty relief project in the third world countries and assisted in the drug rehabilitation program in Hong Kong. Currently he is working on enhancing education of rural regions in China.

He had been senior lecturer of the HK Baptist College (now known as HK Baptist University) and honorary visiting Scholar of Regent College,UBC.

He is the President and founder of Culture Regeneration Research Society since its establishment in 1993. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly joumal, "Cultural China". He has been Adjunct Professor of Simon Frazer University and several renowned universities in big cities of China. He is the columnist of both the Economic Joumal in HK and Ming Pao in Canada west and he is also news commentator of the Chinese radio stations in four major cities in North America.

He was invited as the biographiee in the International Who's Who ofIntellectual (The Twelfth Edition, England), and was also elected as a member in the Five Hundred Leaders ofInfluences (England). He is honored as one of the century's outstanding scholars when the Dictionary ofInternational Biography issued him a Decree of Merit in 1999.

He starts writing since 1975 and has produced some 25 books, more than 100 papers, over 4,000 articles and 100 gospel tapes, circulating among the Chinese communities in every part of the world.

 

Chinese Cultural Community and Global Ethics

The word "Community" refers to a closely-related group which interacts in life and shares some common values, thus forming social coherence and producing a sense ofidentity. Cultural community shall mean that when a lot of different small groups are combined into one large group, a common value for different groups is established based on cultures. China has 55 ethnic minorities with a population of over 60 million and different systems in Four Regions of Cross-Strait which involve over 30 million people, there are common interests and common culture which can be combined into a Chinese culture community. This cultural community is not only a Chinese culture with Han ethnic group as the center, but also a cultural China, including the cultures of all ethnic minorities and foreign religions,the value consensus for all ethnic groups and all religions is established ethically on the basis of "affection of the same body", and an attitude of respect, care, appreciation, listening and understanding toward diversified cultures and religions is adopted on the basis of the aesthetic principle of "generous integration". In practice, the "Office for
National Cultural Harmony" shall be established to handle the confiicts between ethnic groups or religions, to develop "Chinese rainbow culture", and the differences are bridged through pluralistic integration of culture.

Part two of this paper discusses the development and difficulties of globalization, and explores the possibility of human cultural community from the viewpoint of altemative globalization, and builds up a "rainbow civilization" of humanity. Based on this, cultural community integrates the ethical values of different levels of Chinese and Westem cultures, and establishes the basic principles and the realm oflife of global ethics.

 

梁燕城

文化更新研究中心院長、 《文化中國》學術季刊主編、2012年十二屆全國政協委員海外代表、西藏文化保護與發展協會理事、加拿大西三一大學客座教授、多所高等學府教授或指導教授、曾為四川大學985工程宗教與社會研究新基地訪問講席教授、曾多年為香港信報和溫哥華明報及星島專欄作家、美加三大城市中文電臺時事評論員。其學術成就和社會貢獻被載入《世界名人錄》,成為1996年《世界最有影響的五百位領袖》及1999年《世紀二千位學者>之一。

在中港臺出版《中國哲學重構》、《尋訪東西哲學境界》、《哲學家的武林大會》、《道與魔》、《哲學與符號世界》、 《文化中國蓄勢待發》、 《世紀之變的反思》、 《跨世紀的反思》、 《超越后現代的中國思維》兩冊及《兩約探秘》等著作三十一種,曾發表學術論文七十多篇。

中華文化共同體與全球倫理 共同體(community)-辭,是指一批關系密切的群體,在生活中互動,分享一些共同的價值,而形成社會的凝聚力,并產生認同感。文化共同體是指很多差異的小群體結合成大群體時,以文化建立各不同群體的共同價值。中國有55個少數民族,人數有6千多萬人,也有兩岸四地的不同體制,涉及3千多萬人,此中有共同利益,也有共同的文化,合起來可構成一中華文化共同體。這文化共同體不單是以漢族為中心的中國文化,卻是文化上的中國,包括各少數民族與外來宗教的文化,倫理上以“同體慈愛”建立各族各宗教的共認價值,以“寬和共融”的美學原則去對多元不同的文化與宗教采取尊重、愛護、欣賞、聆聽與理解的態度。在實踐上建立“民族文化和諧辦公室”,去處理民族或宗教間的沖突,發展“中華彩虹文化”,以文化上的一體多元來融合差異。

本文的第二部份是探討全球化的發展與困難,從另類全球化的觀點,探索人類文化共同體的可能性,建構人類的“彩虹文明”。由此文化共同體融合中西文化不同層次的倫理價值,建立全球倫理的基本原則與人生境界。


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