Here at Guanximaster.com, we are happy to announce the expanded, updated, and cheaper edition of our well-received, ten-year study of Chinese culture, markets, politics and branding philosophy! Please welcome the return of “China Mirror“!
Over the last few days, we’ve seen a whole swath of reports focusing on how the refusal to renew Ursula Gautheir’s press visa is tantamount to the “expulsion” of foreign journalism in China. The negative reaction to her news piece in China got more attention from the West than the article itself. Interesting… I wonder what would have caused the problem? Read the rest of this entry »
In this video of the ancient Confucian Rituals of Veneration and Intercession (祭祖大典), where the timeless patterns for securing peace and prosperity through prayers and sacrifices to the High Heaven and the Spirits of Ancestors are played out, there is evidence that the Chinese cultural and religious identity, suppressed for so long, is finally being reconstructed and is experiencing a religious cultural renaissance. Religious resurgence is being witnessed all around the world, from the great revival of Eastern Orthodoxy in formerly atheist Soviet nations, to the hardening of Islamic fundamentalism into an anti-Western Caliphate, we are seeing the world-wide rejection of Western social values and an attempt to rediscover old traditions. Such is also the case in China… Read the rest of this entry »
In this insightful piece, the BBC brings China’s meteoric rise as the world’s premier business and cultural power into focus. The Chinese system is based on a simple principle that defies and frightens most Westerners – the principle of human relationships that we blog about on this site!
And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and the hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I am the Lord, who calls you by your name… Nothing is beside me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light, and I create the darkness…
In Want of Nothing
When Albert Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, the far-reaching implications of his idea on matters of morality, law, ethics, and the development of science could not be foreseen. Einstein initially called his theory “Invariance”, because it proposed that the speed of light was the only universal constant, however, as the implications of this worldview began to dawn on the scientific community, his theory was dubbed “Relativity”. Read the rest of this entry »
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