Wonsuk Chang, "Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asia and Beyond"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1438431910, 1438431902 | 255 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
What is Confucianism? This book provides a comprehensive view of the tradition and its contemporary relevance for Western readers. Discussing the development of Confucianism in China, the work shows the deep impact of Korean and Japanese cultures on Confucian thinking.
A dialogic way of thought, highly sensitive to locations and conditions, Confucianism is shown to be a valuable philosophical resource for a multicultural, globalizing world. In addition to discussing Confucianism's unique responses to traditional philosophical problems, such as the nature of self and society, Confucianism in Context also shows how Confucian philosophy can contribute to contemporary issues such as democracy, human rights, feminism, and ecology.
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