Review of the Concept of wu wei (无为): Its Relationship with Anarchism and Soft Power

Abstract

本文通过对中国文学的不同古典文本的 分析,旨在对“无为”的道教观念进行梳 理,并将其作为道教的政治观念与当前无政 府主义的关系进行近似化。文章讨论了道教 态度和基本行为与领导之间的关系,以及今 天管理国际关系的软实力观念。了解和内 化“无为”领导的定义和原则,可以帮助社 会形成更好的面对冲突的领导者:用更多的 思考和耐心,通过道教领导管理力量和软实 力,来获得世界的平衡与和谐。 Through the analysis of different classical texts of Chinese literature, this article aims to carry out a review of the Taoist concept of wu wei and to make an approximation to the relationship between Taoism’s political conception and current anarchism. The article discusses, also from this review, the links between basic behavior and Taoist attitude and leadership and the concept of soft power that govern international relations today. Getting to understand and internalize the definition and principles of leadership wu wei, could help society to form leaders who face and manage conflicts better: with more reflection and patience and achieve, with a Taoist leadership management, of its strength and of its soft power, a more balanced and harmonious world

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