Where Have We Come From? —Dialogues with the Last Confucian, 1984
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This is an account of the interviews in 1984 with the “Last Confucian”
Liang Shuming by Guy S. Alitto, an American sinologist. Compared
with the 1980 conversations, these interviews concentrate more on
his encounters with such important figures as Liang Qichao, Mao
Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, and his legendary experiences, including
teaching at Peking University at the age of 24, devo
About the Author
Liang Shuming (1893‒1988), Chinese thinker, educationalist, social activist,and one of the early representatives of modern Neo-Confucianism.Guy S. Alitto received his PhD degree from Harvard University, where healso taught before taking a position at the University of Chicago. In 1980and again in 1984, at Liang Shuming’s invitation, he conducted a series ofinterviews with Liang in Liang’s Beijing home.