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Why "Square Circles"?
Some interesting things about "square circles"...
- Circles represent Heaven and perfection in many cultures, while the square symbolizes the points of the compass, or our desire to find our way in a confusing world.
- In the history of mathematics, there was a long-standing challenge to 'square the circle' - that is, to construct a square whose area was the same as the area of some given circle.
- There is a world-wide consortium of "round square" schools - mostly private - that promote the vision that "education is primarily about the increase of understanding and tolerance."
"Celestial Earth" by Sun Yu-li.
Based on Confucian ideal of 'Square within; circle without'
Square: Focused aim, grounded in firm principles
Circle: Consideration for others
Chinese coins -
examples of 'square circles'.