Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Ruokanen, Miikka
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel The Impact of Religious Values on Chinese Social Life
Beslutnr 314707
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 413 900
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Beskrivning av projektet
The global influence of China is on the rise, but the values of this biggest nation of the world are in the state of flux. Materialism and atheism do not suffice as a basis for individual and social values. The Chinese are looking for new values, religions are attracting followers and their impact on social life is growing. The project analyzes the individual and social core values of the four growing faith traditions of China, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Confucianism, as interpreted by leading contemporary religious intellectuals. Using philosophical analysis, we find out how they make the faith-based values relevant to the modern Chinese.We ask why and how these values have an impact on the nation. The project draws a map of the ideological changes which are shaping the future of China. The results will deepen the understanding of China among the Finns. Our Sino-Finnish team is the first to conduct comprehensive research on the changing faith-based values of China.