But there is  a fundamental conflict between Taoism and Confucianism.  It
exists in their differing understanding of how words function.
ps: I need to re-subscribe to E-Pound. Does anyone have the code and the
address to which I send it handy?  rk
On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Michael Faherty wrote:
> Sorry about jumping into this discussion so late, but I remember a
> Chinese professor at the Pound Conference at Brantome -- whose name
> I've unforgiveably forgotten -- telling some of us, including Mary,
> that he could see no real conflict between Confucianism and Taoism,
> that the North had been basically Confucian and the South basically
> Taoist, but that Taoism had always been a part of Confucianism.  He
> said the usual saying was that you were a Confucian until you left
> office and then you became a Taoist.  And I suppose we could say that
> at Pisa Pound was no longer in office?
> Michael Faherty