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Dao Companion to Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

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  • Is the most comprehensive examination of contemporary Confucian philosophy in English

  • Examines both contemporary Confucian philosophers and topical issues

  • Covers historically significant and current philosophers, and recent debates in Confucian philosophy

Part of the book series: Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy (DCCP, volume 15)

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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • David Elstein
    Pages 1-24
  3. Major Figures and Influences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
    2. Liang Shuming and His Syncretic Confucianism

      • Thierry Meynard
      Pages 71-87
    3. Xiong Shili’s Ontology

      • Qiyong Guo
      Pages 89-104
    4. Zhang Junmai: The Political and Cultural Thought of a New Confucian

      • Edmund S. K. Fung, Kenneth Kai-chung Yung
      Pages 105-124
    5. Xu Fuguan: Realizing the Human Spirit

      • David Elstein
      Pages 199-220
    6. Li Zehou: Synthesizing Kongzi, Marx, and Kant

      • Andrew Lambert
      Pages 277-298
    7. Tu Weiming: The Global Confucian

      • Ralph Weber
      Pages 345-366
    8. New Confucianism and Buddhism

      • Wing-cheuk Chan
      Pages 367-383

About this book

This edited volume presents a comprehensive examination of contemporary Confucian philosophy from its roots in the late 19th century to the present day. It provides a thorough introduction to the major philosophers and topics in contemporary Confucian philosophy. The individual chapters study the central figures in 20th century Confucian philosophy in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as the important influences on recent Confucian philosophy. In addition, topical chapters focus on contemporary Confucian theory of knowledge, ethics, politics, aesthetics, and views of human nature. The volume brings together scholars from around the world to provide a sound overview of the philosophy of the period and illustrate the important current debates. Confucian philosophy has been undergoing a revival in China for more than three decades, and this book presents the most significant work of the past century and more. By giving a detailed account of the philosophical positions involved, explaining the terminology of contemporary Confucian philosophy, and situating the views in their historical context, this volume enables the reader to understand what is at stake and evaluate the arguments.

Keywords

  • Chinese philosophy
  • Comparative philosophy
  • Confucian ethics
  • Confucian philosophy
  • Confucian political philosophy
  • Contemporary Confucianism
  • Impact of Western thought on Chinese philosophy
  • Modern Chinese philosophy
  • New Confucianism

Editors and Affiliations

  • State University of New York, New Paltz, USA

    David Elstein

About the editor

David Elstein received his Ph.D. in Chinese thought from the University of Michigan. He is currently associate professor of philosophy and Asian studies at SUNY New Paltz, and has previously been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. His research interests include classical and contemporary Chinese philosophy, particularly Confucianism, and among his publications is Democracy in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (Routledge).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-56475-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)