||Liu, ShiPei, surnamed Shen Shu, Zuo An, Guang Han, Wei Yi, Wu Wei, etc. He Existed from 1884 to 1919, originated from Yi Zheng, Jiang Su. In the short period of 36 years, Liu have achieved much in his life. The studious family background of imperial scholars in three generations influenced him greatly. In addition, times change also influenced him. As he often leverages on studies for political discussion, he was well known among the common folks and predominately called upon as Master Chinese Master Chinese Literature Studies and Asian Rousseau. His vast work includs Classical, Politics, Literature, Arts, Drama, etc. Because of the studious family, Confucianism influenced him most. Therefore this study aims to investigate Liu's exploration and research of Confucianism.
According to Liu Shen Shu Posthumous Papers which is edited by Qian Xuan Tong, it divides into six types. Liu shi pei's works mainly founded on practicality, regardless of politics, education, popularization, and promotion of the Chinese culture. He took Confucianism as the thought core. To comprehend his Confucianism thought would bring more clarity into his academic thoughts. In classical aspect, he thought that Confucianism and classical are very hard to differentiate, he went on to explain further on the issues of Confucius not changing the system, the six Confucius classics, and Confucius reluctance to establish a religion. In political aspect, he based on Confucius' thoughts of barbarian expulsion and proposed equality. In literature aspect, he thought that literature must be classified, especially by article source and course. In arts aspect, he thought that Confucianism has preserved the Chinese arts. In drama aspect, because Confucius reorganizes the poem to enable the poem to have play's embryonic form.
The study of Confucianism by Liu Shipei may be divided into three parts. first, by motive, He felt that the biggest goal of study lies in the utilization. Second, by evidence, no matter is doing scholarly research or the work must by the evidence primarily. Third, from significance, displays the academic significance fusion in the life is the complete thought system. Thoughts in the early and later period may vary, his thought serve as an objective for the livehood of people and preserved culture.