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Introduction to Confucianism (Xinzhong Yao) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521644303
Introduction to Confucianism (Xinzhong Yao) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521644303
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Title: An Introduction to Confucianism

Author: Yao, Xinzhong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521644303

Volumes: 1; Pages: 362

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Taking into account the long history and wide range of Confucian Studies, this book introduces Confucianism--initiated in China by Confucius (551 B.C. 479 B.C.)--primarily as a philosophical and religious tradition. It pays attention to Confucianism in both the West and the East, focussing on the tradition's doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, but also stressing the adaptations, transformations and new thinking taking place in modern times. Xinzhong Yao presents Confucianism as a tradition with many dimensions and as an ancient tradition with contemporary appeal. This gives the reader a richer and clearer view of how Confucianism functioned in the past and of what it means in the present. A Chinese scholar based in the West, he draws together the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students, teachers, and general readers interested in one of the world's major religious traditions.ContentsPrefaceList of illustrationsConfucianism in history: chronological tableIntroduction: Confucian studies East and West1. Confucianism, Confucius and Confucian classics2. Evolution and transformation--a historical perspective3. The way of Confucianism4. Ritual and religious practice5. Confucianism and its modern relevanceBibliographyGlossaryIndex
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