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Thursday, 8 October 2009
Madam Miaow victory in Confucius debate
Well, we won. I and my charming co-speaker Grace Wang did the biz at last night's Confucius debate at Bloomsbury's Ah King restaurant.
Chaired by Peng Wenlan of the Meridian Society, it was an enjoyable evening for some sixty plus with good food and conversation only hampered by a dodgy microphone. Jenny and Laurence who supported the motion, This House believes Confucianism is the Chinese way of life, put up a spirited argument if a bit overdependent on the woolly notions of "morality", "goodness" and "happiness" which I pointed out could usually be rendered through drugs, so I'm told.
Grace and I were shooting fish in a barrel, especially as we'd done our research. Oh, and I won a nice black T-shirt emblazoned with the Chinese character, yi, meaning righteousness.