Confucianism: The Conservatism of the East

By |2019-08-31T14:54:12-05:00March 11th, 2012|Categories: Confucius, Conservatism, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

In 1912, the Meiji Emperor of Japan died. “On the night of the Imperial Funeral,” writes the preeminent Japanese novelist of the era, Natsume Soseki (1867–1916), “I sat in my study and listened to the booming of the cannon. To me, it sounded like the last lament for the passing of an age.”

Indeed, an age [...]