Non-alternative/traditionally masculinity is the best type of masculinity that has stood against time! 💪🏋️ Not the flower-boy (east) or soy-boy (west) type of masculinity that weakened and effiminate men 🤣😂
Going back into Chinese history, masculinity ideals have been a blend of both the soft power and the hard power, the ying (female) and the yang (male), specifically, the 文 wen (scholar) and the 武 wu (warrior). Confucius is the model wen, which is associated with intellectual. The god of war Guan Yu embodies wu, which is associated with physical prowess. Every man has a bit of wen and wu in them, and the ideal man should be wen wu shuang quan (文武双全), possessing both literary talents and martial prowess #warriorandscholar
In leadership, the emperor sits in the middle. He is not as good a fighter as a wu man, and not as good a scholar as a wen man, but he has the quality to lead both. King Cheng enfeoffed Bo Qin [the Duke of Zhou's son] as the Duke of Lu. Summoning him, he addressed him, saying: "Do you know the Way of acting as the ruler over the people? ... Should you possess the civil but lack the martial, you will have no means to awe those below. Should you possess the martial but lack the civil, the people will fear you but not draw close. If the civil and martial are implemented together, then your awe-inspiring virtue will be achieved."
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