Angle on Removal of Confucius Statue in Beijing

In a recent issue of The Economist, Stephen Angle, professor of philosophy, professor of East Asian Students, discusses the recent removal of a 31 foot-tall statue of Confucius that the Chinese government allowed to be installed in front of the National Museum of China on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Though initially lauding it, the government reversed itself and removed the statue of the “radical philosopher” in the middle of the night.