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An interdisciplinary exploration of the Confucian family in East Asia which includes historical, psychocultural, and gender studies perspectives.
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Presents 17 contributions which examine the nature of family continuities and the internal family social and psychological dynamics in societies that comprise the Confucian core of Asia. The volume provides insights on both the positive social cohesiveness found within Asian families and on the possible tensions and even psychopathological responses that may be engendered within a contemporary Confucian family. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791437360
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 391
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


I Introduction

1. Confucius and Confucianism

Wei-Ming Tu

2. Psychocultural Dynamics within the Confucian Family

Walter H. Slote

3. Confucianism in Comparative Context

Francis L. K. Hsu

II. Historical Dimensions

4. The Korean Adoption of Neo-Confucianism: The Social Context

John Duncan

5. The Confucian Incursion into Vietnam

Nguyen Ngoc Huy

6. A Japanese Legacy of Confucian Thought

George A. De Vos

III. Hierarchy and Gender

7. Probing the "Three Bonds" and "Five Relationships" in Confucian Humanism

Wei-Ming Tu

8. The Orthodox Chinese Confucian Social Paradigm versus Vietnamese Individualism

Stephen B. Young

9. Psychocultural Features of Ancestor Worship in Modern Korean Society

Dawnhee Yim

10. Male Dominance and Mother Power: The Two Sides of Confucian Patriarchy in Korea

Haejoang Cho

11. Confucian Gender Role and Personal Fulfillment for Japanese Women

Takie. Sugiyama Lebra

IV. Contemporary Exigencies

12. Confuciansim and the Chinese Family in Singapore: Continuities and Changes

Eddie C. Kuo

13. Confucian Tradition in the Contemporary Korean Family

Kwang Kyu Lee

V. Psychocultural Continuities

14. Filial Piety in Taiwanese Popular Thought

David K. Jordan

15. Mental Illness in Its Confucian Context

Bou- Yong Rhi

16. Destiny and Determination: Psychocultural Reinforcement in Vietnam

Walter H. Slote

17. Confucian Family Socialization: The Religion, Morality, and Aesthetics of Propriety

George A. De Vos


Subject Index

Author Index and Mentioned Terms

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