Socio-biological Implications of Confucianism

  • Guangdan Pan

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Guangdan Pan
    Pages 49-54
  3. Guangdan Pan
    Pages 55-61
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    Pages 63-69
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    Pages 71-76
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    Pages 77-81
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    Pages 89-94
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    Pages 95-100
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    Pages 101-122
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    Pages 129-130
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    Pages 131-131
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    Pages 137-143
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    Pages 153-157
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    Pages 159-162
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    Pages 177-179
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About this book


This book is a collection of English articles by Pan Guangdan, one of China’s most distinguished sociologists and eugenicists and also a renowned expert in education. Pan is a prolific scholar, whose collected works number some fourteen volumes. Pan's daughters Pan Naigu, Pan Naimu and Pan Naihe—all scholars of anthropology and sociology—began editing their father's published works and surviving manuscripts around 1978. The collected articles, written between 1923 and 1945, are representative of Pan’s insights on sociobiology, ethnology and eugenics, covering topics such as Christianity, opium, domestic war and China-Japan relations.

The title of the book is taken from the fascinating two-part article “Socio-biological Implications in Confucianism”, which essentially reworks Confucius as a kind of “forefather” of socio-biological and eugenic thinking, showing Pan's promotion of “traditional” values.

These articles, mostly published in Chinese Students’ Monthly and The China Critic, offer an excellent point of entry into Pan's ideas on population and eugenics, his polemics on family and marriage, and his intellectual positioning and self-fashioning.

This collection is of great reference value, allowing readers to gain an overall and in-depth understanding of the development of Pan's academic thought, and to explore the spiritual world of the scholars brought together by The China Critic who were dedicated to rebuilding the Chinese culture and bridging the West and the East.


Browbeating Prostitutions Consanguineous Marriage and the Law Eugenics and Birth Regulation Familism and the Optimum Family Modern Marriage National Examination System Selection and Athletic Prowess Social-biological Implications the Cultural Hybrid

Authors and affiliations

  • Guangdan Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.Minzu University of ChinaBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44574-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44575-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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