Monday, August 17, 2015
PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S “COHERENT CULTURE”(“HE CULTURE”) FOR WORLD MUTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMON DESTINY
PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S “COHERENT CULTURE”(“HE CULTURE”) FOR WORLD MUTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMON DESTINY BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D. In a treatise by Zhang Liwen titled “Philosophy of Coherence and Connectivity” (“He-He philosophy”), Zhang claims the philosophy of He-He is the essence of ancient Chinese culture. It was the union and culmination of all ancient Chinese philosophy including Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism through the ages. The reason China has the longest culture of world civilization is because the spirit of “He-He philosophy” that holds Chinese civilization together at every major disruption. The fact that China melted foreign religions together without major wars was credited to the coherent and connectivity forces of the “He-He philosophy” at work. The 20th century is a century of hegemony and disharmony mainly caused by America’s unilateral action to propagate its ideology and value domination. In his book “Clash of Civilizations” by Samuel Huntington, he predicted the coming clashes of religions and East, West cultures in the 21st century. It is under this 20th century conflict I wrote numerous essays on “Harmony Renaissance” and “Harmony Diplomacy” as process to seek world reconciliation and harmony. (Please see my essays under above subjects at Google search or www.worldharmonyforum.blogspot.com) However, Zhang in his treatise “He-He Philosophy”, categorily disagrees with Huntington. As Zhang sees it, the five major 20th century conflicts will lead to a cycle of reconciliation and unity according to the spirit of coherence and connectivity “He-He Philosophy” during the 21st century. Just as Chinese wisdoms believe the destruction of disunity and disharmony will as a rule lead to unity and harmony by dynamic Ying-Yang balance. The progress towards unity and harmony is also partly due to the rise of China and the developing countries and the relative decline of America hegemony and dominance. The five conflicts of 20th century are conflicts between men and men, between men and society, between men and nature, among religions and among different cultures. Zhang predicts the philosophy of coherence and connectivity (He-He Philosophy) will be the process that will lead to 21st century world unity and harmony and thus President Xi JinPing’s world mutual development and common destiny. I have also advocated “Harmony Renaissance” not just as an end state in my numerous essays but as a process that will resolve the 20th century conflicts and lead to the final world harmony with dynamic balance. President Xi Jinping in his long vision sums up Zhang’s “He-He Philosophy”, China’s ancient harmony cultural wisdom, and my “Harmony Renaissance” process into one grand initiative of Coherence Culture (“HE Culture”) for world mutual development and common destiny leading to the final world harmony that so many of us long for. To support his grand initiative of “HE Culture”, he adds that for his initiative to succeed mankind must holds true the five connectivity principles of mutual learning, mutual respect, mutual benefits, mutual consultations and dialogue. May world peace and harmony be everlasting!!! Francis C W Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA.