Chinese Flock to Free Lectures on Happiness, Justice

Chinese Flock to Free Lectures on Happiness, Justice

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Photo by Chas C, morguefileWhen one of China’s most popular Internet portals started offering Open University–style lectures in English last October, eager Chinese netizens flocked to subjects that surprised most observers.

Instead of marketing, computer or robotics courses, two contemplative courses — one on happiness, the other on justice — trumped all others.

“The generation that came of age during China’s economic miracle now wants to engage with big questions — about moral responsibility, about justice and injustice, about the meaning of the good life.”

 

(READ the story from Time magazine)

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