From Mind Confucianism to Political Confucianism

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Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 20)

Abstract

The 20th century has seen a decline in Confucian morality in mainland China due to the denigration of traditional Chinese culture. Neo-Confucian scholars in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States, reacting to mainstream scholarship and dominate ideologies, have attempted to carry the burden of preserving and reviving this endangered Chinese tradition. They deserve enormous praise for having made an important and historic contribution by injecting new life into the Chinese tradition. Of course, contemporary neo-Confucianism has gone through some major ups and downs. Its initial development encountered strong opposition, but it was gradually accepted by academics as an important area of study within Confucianism that cannot be ignored.

Keywords

Human Nature Liberal Democracy Confucian Morality Confucian Tradition Confucian Scholar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guizhou Confucian Academy (Yangming Jingshe)GuizhouChina

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