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Ultimate Realities
Ultimate Realities (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

The idea of ultimacy as a comparative category that cuts across major religious traditions and cultures is discussed in Ultimate Realities, a multi-authored collaborative work. In this light, Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are examined by di...(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)
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light (August 2000)
Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm. With a New Translation of Jami's Lawa'ih from the Persian by William C. Chittick
Sachiko Murata - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
investigates, for the first time in a Western language, the manner in which the Muslim scholars of China adapted the Chinese tradition to their own needs during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book surveys ...(Read More)
The Four-Seven Debate
The Four-Seven Debate (March 1994)
An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought
Michael C. Kalton - Author
Oaksook C. Kim - With
Sung Bae Park - With
Young-chan Ro - With
Tu Wei-ming - With
Samuel Yamashita - With

This book is an annotated translation, with introduction and commentary, of the correspondence between Yi Hwang (T'oegye, 1500-1570) and Ki Taesung (Kobong, 1527-1572) and between Yi I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Song Hon (Ugye, 1535-1598), known as the Four-Seven Debate, the most famous philosophical controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian thought. The most complex issues and difficult tensions in the great Neo-Confucian synthesis are at the juncture betwe...(Read More)
Way, Learning, and Politics
Way, Learning, and Politics (July 1993)
Essays on the Confucian Intellectual
Tu Wei-ming - Author

The emergence of New Confucian Humanism as a major intellectual and spiritual tradition in the Chinese cultural area since the Second World War is a phenomenon vitally important and intriguing to students of history, philosophy, and religion. The Confucian vision, rooted in the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese civilizations, has been sustained through more than two millennia of constant social change and holds special meaning for both indu...(Read More)
Centrality and Commonality
Centrality and Commonality (June 1989)
An Essay on Confucian Religiousness A Revised and Enlarged Edition of Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Chung-yung
Tu Wei-ming - Author

“It is a spectacular example of the Confucian commentarial tradition at its best. Tu manages to elucidate the original text while building on it in new and exciting ways. He has a clear grasp of the inner logic which is the engine of Chung yung's thought, and best of all, he is able to communicate it clearly in his own text. It is impossible to think about teaching a class in early Confucian thought without recommending this book. If it we...(Read More)
Confucian Thought
Confucian Thought (June 1985)
Selfhood as Creative Transformation
Tu Wei-ming - Author

Tu Wei-ming is the foremost exponent of Confucian thought in the United States today. Over the last two decades he has been developing a creative scholarly interpretation of Confucian humanism as a living tradition. The result is a work of interpretive brilliance that revitalizes Confucian thought, making it a legitimate concern of contempoary philosophcial reflections.

Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation is a collec...(Read More)
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