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Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously (October 2010)
Contemporary Theories and Applications
Kam-por Yu - Editor
Julia Tao - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.

This thought-provoking work presents Confucianism as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance. While acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential philosophies, Confucianism’s significance is too often consigned to a historical or solely East Asian context. Discussing both the strengths ...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts (March 2010)
Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions
David Jones - Editor
E. R. Klein - Editor

An overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion, along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.

In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts — Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entrée to ...(Read More)
 
 
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism (May 2009)
With Responses by Richard Rorty
Yong Huang - Editor

An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.

Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism offers a fascinating conversation between Confucianism, historically the dominant tradition in Chinese thought and society, and the contemporary philosophy of Richard Rorty. Well aware that his philosophical hero, John Dewey, has had a lasting influence among Chinese intellectuals, Rorty expressed a wis...(Read More)
 
 
Expanding Process
Expanding Process (November 2008)
Exploring Philosophical and Theological Transformations in China and the West
John H. Berthrong - Author

Brings Chinese Daoist and Confucian thought into conversation with Western process, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophy and theology.

Expanding Process explores how comparative philosophy expands our understanding of the critical themes of process, change, and transformation. John H. Berthrong examines how notions of process manifest and shape the classical Confucianism of Xunzi, the early medieval Daosim...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Mourning in Early China
The Politics of Mourning in Early China (August 2007)
Miranda Brown - Author

Looks at mourning practices during the Han dynasty to reassess whether filial piety was the overriding model for society and governance in early China.

The Politics of Mourning in Early China reevaluates the longstanding assumptions about early imperial political culture. According to most explanations, filial piety served as the linchpin of the social and political order, as all political relations were a se...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Cultures of Authority
Confucian Cultures of Authority (July 2006)
Peter D. Hershock - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Explores a wide range of Confucian-based cultures of authority in China.

This volume examines the values that have historically guided the negotiation of identity, both practical and ideal, in Chinese Confucian culture, considers how these values play into the conception and exercise of authority, and assesses their contemporary relevance in a rapidly globalizing world. Included are essays that explore the rule of ...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism and Women
Confucianism and Women (April 2006)
A Philosophical Interpretation
Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee - Author

Challenges accepted beliefs that Confucianism is a cause of women’s oppression and explores Confucianism as an ethical system compatible with gender parity.

Confucianism and Women argues that Confucian philosophy—often criticized as misogynistic and patriarchal—is not inherently sexist. Although historically bound up with oppressive practices, Confucianism contains much that can promote an ethic of gender ...(Read More)
 
 
Mencius on Becoming Human
Mencius on Becoming Human (November 2004)
Jim Behuniak - Author

A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.

Using current research from traditional sources and newly unearthed documents dating from the Warring States period (403–221 B.C.E.), Mencius on Becoming Human offers a timely interpretation of a central text in the Confucian canon. The author carefully reconstructs the philosop...(Read More)
 
 
Boston Confucianism
Boston Confucianism (September 2000)
Portable Tradition in the Late-Modern World
Robert Cummings Neville - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.

Is it possible to be a Confucian without being East Asian, as so many philosophers have been Platonists without being Greek? Strangely enough, many scholars would answer in the negative, citing the inextricable connection between Confucianism and East Asian culture. Bost...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining Boundaries
Imagining Boundaries (June 1999)
Changing Confucian Doctrines, Texts, and Hermeneutics
Kai-wing Chow - Editor
On-cho Ng - Editor
John B. Henderson - Editor

Explores the shifting terrain of Confucianism in Chinese history.

Imagining Boundaries explores the mapping of the intellectual tradition of Confucianism in Chinese history. The authors show that the Confucian tradition is not a neatly packaged organic whole in which the constitutive parts fall naturally into place, but rather that it displays the ruptures of all cultural constructions. Accordingly, Confucianism ...(Read More)
 
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