Confucian Way of Tan Kah Kee: Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection


  • Łukasz Gacek Jagiellonian University



Tan Kah Kee, Xiamen University, Confucianism


This paper aims at analyzing achievements of Tan Kah Kee, the unique figure of the overseas Chinese community in Southeast Asia. He lived up to Confucian standards, underlining the importance of knowledge that could transform the position of a country in different areas. Tan focused his attention on improving educational standards in China. Therefore he set up the Jimei Schools and Xiamen University (the first university in China founded by the overseas Chinese).


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How to Cite

Gacek, Łukasz. 2021. “Confucian Way of Tan Kah Kee: Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection”. Politeja 13 (5 (44):171-82.