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Xunzi: The Complete Text

by Xunzi & Eric L. Hutton

This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays,...


The Analects

by Confucius & Annping Chin

Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive...


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

by Joseph Chan

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance...


Douglas John Hall: Collected Readings

by Douglas John Hall & David B. Lott

Hall's work takes the measure of Christian belief and doctrine explicitly in light of North American cultural and historical experience. Hall's theological insights challenge churches to embrace change and develop...


Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

by Anna Sun

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over...


Xunzi: Basic Writings

by Burton Watson

Xunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day,...


The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

by Michael Ing

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity and value of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into dialogue with questions...


The Analects (Translated by James Legge with an Introduction by Lionel Giles)

by Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, statesman, and philosopher who lived in the 5th and 6th century BC. One of the most influential philosophers of all time, and still deeply regarded amongst the Chinese people,...


The Analects of Confucius

by Confucius

Confucius did not regard himself as an innovator, but as the conservator of ancient truth and ceremonial propriety. He dealt with neither theology nor metaphysics, but with moral and political conduct. The Lun...


Power, Place, and State-Society Relations in Korea

by Han Jong-woo

No book has addressed the simultaneous phenomena of Korea’s rapid economic development and its vibrant democratization in a single coherent paradigm. The late developmentalist approach emphasizes the strong...


Transition to Neo-Confucianism

by Anne D. Birdwhistell

The Sung Neo-Confucian synthesis is one of the two great formative periods in the history of Confucianism. Shao Yung (1011-77) was a key contributor to this synthesis, and this study attempts to make understandable...


Confucius and His Teachings about Life- Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor

Don't wait until your kids get to school before they learn about who Confucius is. Get them this book and create an edge among other kids by teaching them history effortlessly. Confucius and his teachings are...


Confucianism: A Short Introduction

by John Berthrong & Evelyn Berthrong

Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, this unique new introduction follows a Confucian couple, together with their family, friends, and staff, through a typical day. The result offers a fascinating...


The "I Ching": A Biography

by Richard J. Smith

The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound...


The Great Learning

by Confucius

An introduction and foundational guide for the further study of Confucian texts. The Great Learning provides a step-by-step illustration of how all aspects of society, ranging from the refinement of the self...


Confucian Analects: With Linked Table of Contents

by Confucius

The superior man bends his attention to what is radical. That being established, all practical courses naturally grow up. Filial piety and fraternal submission,-are they not the root of all benevolent actions?...


The Analects of Dasan, Volume I

Wang Yangming: An Essential Biography

by Umberto Bresciani

Bresciani, Umberto, Wang Yangming – An Essential Biography, Passerino Editore, 2016. This is a biography – the first in Western languages - of an extraordinary man, who has fascinated countless people in...


Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita: Sacred Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

by Brian Arthur Brown, David Bruce, K. E. Eduljee & Richard Freund et al.

Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions—the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita—inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore...


Confucianism in Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Actionable Account of Authoritarian Political Culture

by Shanruo Ning Zhang

This book analyzes the ways in which authoritarian political culture performs functions similar to democratic political culture, using contemporary Chinese politics as a case study.