What is Li?

One of the most important concepts in Ruism is called li (禮), which is often translated as ritual. As you read the word ritual, what…



Mencius Mother, Three Moves

In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s an adaptation of a traditional Chinese folktale. When Mencius was just a little boy, his father died. Mencius’ mother,…





Attitudes Toward Confucianism

A few months ago, we set out to assess Americans’ self-reported knowledge of, and attitudes toward, Ruism. To achieve this, we conducted a survey of…


Learning About Confucianism in College

A few months ago, we set out to assess Americans’ self-reported knowledge of, and attitudes toward, Ruism. To achieve this, we conducted a survey of…