Theory Construction and empirical studies of Social Science for Chinese (Click to see related research results)
The ultimate aim of Chinese wisdom heritages of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism are to overcome the pain and emotional disturbances caused by life's difficulties, challenges, and stressors. Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism provide an alternative perspective on the self and ways to manage one’s daily life. Their teachings and practice are aimed at attaining an authentic, durable happiness by cultivating a transition from the self state to the self-elightenment state. The purpose of the project is to link Buddhism to psychology. The intention of this project is to guide future and innovative research into the potential mutual enrichment of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism and current social science theory, research, and practice. More research is needed on this front. It is hoped that the project will open significant new avenues for mental health research and unravel the secret of why Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism have lasted for thousands of years.