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Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
A Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy
Applies a method of comparative cultural hermeneutics to let the tradition speak on its own terms.
The Philosophy of Change
An analysis of the philosophy of the Yijing in comparison to modern Western philosophies.
The Craft of Oblivion
Examines the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization.
The Humanist Ethics of Li Zehou
Presents Li Zehou's culminating views on ethics in a series of works that highlight the importance of Confucian philosophy today.
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
The Future of China's Past
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
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.
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.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
Cognition and Practice
Explores the aesthetic theory of one of China's most important and influential contemporary philosophers.
The Chinese Liberal Spirit
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.”
The Primary Way
A unique work on the underlying ontology, cosmology, and moral philosophy of the Yijing.
Reconsidering the Life of Power
Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.
Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.
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.
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.
Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.
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.
Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians
Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.
The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
Korean Religions in Relation
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
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.
Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning
A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
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.
The Sage Returns
An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.
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 Chosǒn 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
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.
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism
An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.
Brings Chinese Daoist and Confucian thought into conversation with Western process, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophy and theology.
Mencius on Becoming Human
A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.
Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.
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 ...
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.