Confucian Traditions In East Asian Modernity / Edition 1

Confucian Traditions In East Asian Modernity / Edition 1

by Tu Weiming, Tu Wei-Ming
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674160878

ISBN-13: 9780674160873

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press

How Confucian traditions have shaped styles of being modern in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore presents a particular challenge to the intellectual community. Explorations of Confucian network capitalism, meritocratic democracy, and liberal education have practical implications for a sense of self, community, economy, and polity.

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Overview

How Confucian traditions have shaped styles of being modern in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore presents a particular challenge to the intellectual community. Explorations of Confucian network capitalism, meritocratic democracy, and liberal education have practical implications for a sense of self, community, economy, and polity.

Seventeen scholars, of varying fields of study, here bring their differing perspectives to a consideration of the Confucian role in industrial East Asia. Confucian concerns such as self-cultivation, regulation of the family, social civility, moral education, well-being of the people, governance of the state, and universal peace provide a general framework for the study. The Confucian Problematik--how a fiduciary community can come into being through exemplary teaching and moral transformation--underlies much of the discussion. The contributors question all unexamined assumptions about the rise of industrial East Asia, at the same time exploring the ideas, norms, and values that underlie the moral fabric of East Asian societies.

Is Confucian ethics a common discourse in industrial East Asia? The answer varies according to academic discipline, regional specialization, and personal judgment. Although there are conflicting interpretations and diverging perspectives, this study represents the current thinking of some of the most sophisticated minds on this vital and intriguing subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674160873
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
0.89(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction


    I. Intellectual and Institutional Resources
  1. Confucian Education in Premodern East Asia W.M. Theodore De Bary
  2. Reflections on Civil Society and Civility in the Chinese Intellectual Tradition Edward Shils
  3. The Intellectual Heritage of the Confucian Ideal of Ching-shih Chang Had
  4. Confucian Ideals and the Real World: A Critical Review of Contemporary Neo-Confucian Thought Liu Shu-Hsien

  5. II. Japan
  6. "They Are Almost the Same as the Ancient Three Dynasties": The West as Seen through Confucian Eyes in Nineteenth-Century Japan Watanabe Hiroshi
  7. Confucianism and the Japanese State, 1904-1945 Samuel Hideo Yamashita
  8. The Japanese (Confucian) Family: The Tradition from the Bottom Up Robert J. Smith
  9. Some Observations on the Transformation of Confucianism (and Buddhism) in Japan S. N. Eisenstadt

  10. III. South Korea and Taiwan
  11. Confucianism in Contemporary Korea Koh Byong-ik
  12. The Reproduction of Confucian Culture in Contemporary Korea: An Anthropological Study Kim Kwang-ok
  13. State Confucianism and Its Transformation: The Restructuring of the State-Society Relation in Taiwan Ambrose Y. C. King
  14. Civil Society in Taiwan: The Confucian Dimension Thomas B. Gold

  15. IV. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Overseas Chinese Communities
  16. The Transformation of Confucianism in the Post-Confucian Era: The Emergence of Rationalistic Traditionalism in Hong Kong Ambrose Y. C. King
  17. Promoting Confucianism for Socioeconomic Development: The Singapore Experience John Wong
  18. Confucianism as Political Discourse in Singapore: The Case of an Incomplete Revitalization Movement Eddie C. Y. Kuo
  19. Societal Transformation and the Contribution of Authority Relations and Cooperation Norms in Overseas Chinese Business S. Gordon Redding
  20. Overseas Chinese Capitalism Gary G. Hamilton

  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

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