Lost In Translation: How “Confucianism” Became Synonymous With The Ru Tradition

“Confucius, Philosopher of the Chinese, or, Chinese Knowledge Explained in Latin, an introduction to Chinese history and philosophy published at Paris in 1687 by a team of Jesuits working under Philippe Couplet.” The fascinating history of the term, “Confucianism,” began in the late 16th century with Italian Jesuit missionaries arriving in China with the purpose of converting as many Chinese toward their version of the Christian faith. The most famous Jesuit of these missionaries was Read more…

About The Ru Tradition

“The Ancient Chinese Character For Ru” The Ru Tradition is known as one of the oldest thriving intellectual and spiritual traditions in the world. Its most prominent teacher lived over 2,500 years ago. His name was Kong Qiu. His venerated title is Kong Fuzi, or simply Kongzi, which translates to Master Kong. He lived, taught, and practiced in a tiny state called Lu of the Late Spring and Autumn Period in Chinese history. It was Read more…