Confucianism

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A Conceptual Lexicon for Classical Confucian Philosophy

Uses a comparative hermeneutical method to explain the most important terms in the classical Confucian philosophical texts, in an effort to allow the tradition to speak on its own terms.

The Many Lives of Yang Zhu

Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.

Persons Emerging

Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.

The Chinese Liberal Spirit

By Xu Fuguan
Edited and translated by David Elstein
Subjects: Asian Studies
Series: SUNY series, Translating China

The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.

Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality

Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.

A Philosophical Defense of Culture

Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”

Human Beings or Human Becomings?

Argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.

Human Becomings

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.

Reconsidering the Life of Power

Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.

Confucian Role Ethics

Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.

Confucianism's Prospects

Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.

Confucianism Reconsidered

Explores the rich potential of Confucianism in American and Chinese classrooms of the twenty-first century.

Confucianism for the Contemporary World

Discusses contemporary Confucianism's relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life.

Confucianism and American Philosophy

A comparative analysis of Confucianism and the American Transcendentalist and Pragmatist traditions.

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many

Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.

Self-Realization through Confucian Learning

Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.

Understanding the Analects of Confucius

A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.

Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.

Buried Ideas

Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.

Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning

A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.

Why Be Moral?

Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.

Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi

Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.

Reconstructing the Confucian Dao

Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.

Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea

A new, multifaceted look at Korean women during a period of strong Confucian ideology.

Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously

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

Confucianism in Context

A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.

The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives

Edited by Xinyan Jiang
Introduction by Xinyan Jiang
Foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
Subjects: Philosophy

A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.

Asian Texts — Asian Contexts

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

Expanding Process

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

The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism

The role of Confucianism in the development of East Asian Cultures has only recently begun to be fully appreciated. Even with this recognition, there is still little understanding of the tradition as ...

Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism

Kaibara Ekken (1630—1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant ...

Confucian Thought

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 contemporary philosophical reflections.