Confucianism

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Long dismissed as irrelevant by communist China, Confucianism is experiencing a new resurgence in China and around the globe. So-called New Confucianists seek to find a unity between their religion and the modern world, rejecting any form of cultural isolationism. Founded in China 2,500 years ago by a master philosopher, Confucianism was a system of ethical behavior and social responsibility that evolved into one of the great spiritual traditions of the East. It has played a profoundly important role in the evolution of Chinese civilization over the centuries and has had a marked influence on other Asian cultures including those of Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. Confucianism, Third Edition clearly outlines the historical development of Confucianism, presents the basic tenets of Confucian thought, traces its evolution in response to the events of Chinese history, and examines its enduring relevance to the contemporary world.

Coverage includes:
  • Basic concepts and beliefs of Confucianism
  • The teachings of Confucius
  • Confucian literature, including The Five Classics
  • The effects of political interference from China, Europe, and the United States
  • Restoration of Confucianism in the 21st century.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
Introduction The Modern Confucian World
8
Confucius and His Time
20
The Development of Confucianism
38
The Influence of Confucianism Spreads
60
Confucian Literature
78
Rituals and Standards of Conduct
94
A Crisis for Confucianism
108
Confucianism Into the TwentyFirst Century
126
Fact File and Bibliography
138
Further Reading and Web Sites
139
Glossary
140
Index
142
About the Author and Series Editors
144
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About the author (2009)

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have written more than 90 books for young readers, including several award-winning works on Asian history and culture. They live in New York City.

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