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.
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
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.
Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.
Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.
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.
Discusses contemporary Confucianism's relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life.
A comparative analysis of Confucianism and the American Transcendentalist and Pragmatist traditions.
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.
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.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.
Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
A new, multifaceted look at Korean women during a period of strong Confucian ideology.
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.
A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.
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.
Brings Chinese Daoist and Confucian thought into conversation with Western process, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophy and theology.
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 ...
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.