Confucianism: A Short Introduction

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Oneworld, Aug 1, 2000 - Religion - 209 pages
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Blending scholarship with an original approach, this new introduction toonfucianism is an informative and intriguing guide to China's ancienthilosophical tradition.;Against the backdrop of 17th century China, the bookollows a Confucian couple, together with their family, friends and staff,hrough a typical day. The result offers a fascinating insight, not only intohe intellectual and scholarly aspects of Confucianism, but also into theature of belief, culture and society in a living philosophical tradition.he key topics covered include: the intellectual and social role of women;onfucianism, art and poetry; the relationship with the western world andestern faiths.;Capturing the full scope of an ancient tradition, thisnnovative, well-research and accessible text should be of interest to anyonenterested in Confucianism, scholars, students and general readers alike.

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Contents

THE CULTIVATION OF THE SELF
25
EDUCATING THE PERSON
45
TRANSMITTING THE DAO
77
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Berthrong is Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs and is Director at the Institute for Dialogue Among Religious Traditions at Boston University School of Theology.

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