Confucian Cultures of Authority

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - History - 276 pages
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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 ritual in classical Confucian political discourse; parental authority in early medieval tales; authority in writings on women; authority in the great and long-beloved folk novel of China Journey to the West; and the anti-Confucianism of Lu Xun, the twentieth-century writer and reformer. By examining authority in cultural context, these essays shed considerable light on the continuities and contentions underlying the vibrancy of Chinese culture.

 

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Contents

Autonomous Individuals and Related Persons1
1
The Rule of Ritualin Classical Confucian Political Discourse
21
The Wei PositioningMingNamingLianmian FaceGuanxiRelationshipRenqingHumanized Feelings Complex in Contemporary Chinese Culture
49
Parental Authority as Seen in Early MedievalTales of Filial Offspring
65
Authoring a Fullfledged Womanhood inLienüzhuan Biographies of Women
93
Aspects of Authority in Wu Chengens Journey to the West
117
Ruan Yuan and the Xuehaitang Academy
151
18981922
171
A Critical Inquiry into Lu XunsAntiConfucian Identity
215
Contributors
247
Index
251
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Peter D. Hershock is Coordinator of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu. His books include Chan Buddhism.

Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and editor of Philosophy East & West. His many books include the translation (with D. C. Lau) of the classic Chinese work Sun Bin: The Art of Warfare, also published by SUNY Press.

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