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This article proposes a different view from that offered by Professor Ni in “Regulating the Family and Gongfu.” Professor Ni argues that the family forms the base from which a person’s life can go beyond the individual self, obtain sacredness within the secular, and become immortal, in addition to providing the basis for social harmony. This article agrees that the notion that family serves not only as a refuge in the secular life of Chinese Han people, but also as a sacred place in their soul, is a cultural phenomenon. At the same time, however, this article argues that adopting the family as the basis for rejuvenating our tradition is merely an unrealistic assumption.