The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China

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Ruiping Fan
Springer Science & Business Media, May 23, 2011 - Philosophy - 266 pages

A new generation of Confucian scholars is coming of age. China is reawakening to the power and importance of its own culture. This volume provides a unique view of the emerging Confucian vision for China and the world in the 21st century. Unlike the Neo-Confucians sojourning in North America who recast Confucianism in terms of modern Western values, this new generation of Chinese scholars takes the authentic roots of Confucian thought seriously. This collection of essays offers the first critical exploration in English of the emerging Confucian, non-liberal, non-social-democratic, moral and political vision for China’s future. Inspired by the life and scholarship of Jiang Qing who has emerged as China's exemplar contemporary Confucian, this volume allows the English reader access to a moral and cultural vision that seeks to direct China’s political power, social governance, and moral life. For those working in Chinese studies, this collection provides the first access in English to major debates in China concerning a Confucian reconceptualization of governance, a critical Confucian assessment of feminism, Confucianism functioning again as a religion, and the possibility of a moral vision that can fill the cultural vacuum created by the collapse of Marxism.


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Introduction The Rise of Authentic Confucianism
The Renaissance of Confucianism
From Mind Confucianism to Political Confucianism
The Rise of Political Confucianism in Contemporary China
On OneContinuity in Jiang Qings Confucian Thought
Jiang Qing on Equality
The Confucian Conception of Transcendence and Filial Piety
Towards a Proper Relation Between Men and Women Beyond Masculinism and Feminism
Jiang Qings Political Confucianism
Declaration Toward a Global Ethic Jiang Qings Response
Jiang Qings Arguments on the Inevitable and Permanent Conflict between the Christian Faith and Chinese Culture and on Establishing Confucianism ...
The Characteristics and Prospect of the Confucian Academy A Commentary on Jiang Qings Ideas on the Confucian Academy
Three Political Confucianisms and Half a Century
Is Political Confucianism a Universalism? An Analysis of Jiang Qings Philosophical Tendency
A Note on Jiang Qing
A Confucian Coming of Age

The Soft Power in the Confucian Kingly Way
Critiques and Responses

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