Confucianism for the Modern World

Confucianism for the Modern World

by Daniel A. Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821002

ISBN-13: 9780521821001

Pub. Date: 08/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While Confucian ideals continue to inspire thinkers and political actors, discussions of Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era have been conspicuously absent. This volume discloses in meticulous detail the relevance of Confucianism to the contemporary world. Contributions by internationally renowned philosophers, lawyers, historians,

Overview

While Confucian ideals continue to inspire thinkers and political actors, discussions of Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era have been conspicuously absent. This volume discloses in meticulous detail the relevance of Confucianism to the contemporary world. Contributions by internationally renowned philosophers, lawyers, historians, and social scientists argue for feasible and desirable Confucian policies and institutions, as they draw out the political, economic, and legal implications of Confucianism for the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Confucian Perspectives on Democracy: 1. Constitutionalism, Confucian civic virtue, and ritual propriety Hahm Chaihark; 2. The challenges of accountability: implications of the censorate Mo Jongryn; 3. Confucian Democrats in Chinese history Wang Juntao; 4. Mutual help and democracy in Korea Chang Yun-Shik; 5. A pragmatist understanding of Confucian democracy David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames; 6. The case for moral education Geir Helgesen; Part II. Confucian Perspectives on Capitalism: 7. Center-local relations: can Confucianism boost decentralization and regionalism? Gilbert Rozman; 8. Affective networks and modernity: the case of Korea Lew Seok-Choon, Chang Mi-Hye and Kim Tae-Eun; 9. Confucian constraints on property rights Daniel A. Bell; 10. Giving priority to the worst off: a Confucian perspective on social welfare Joseph Chan; Part III. Confucian Perspectives on Law: 11. Mediation, litigation, and justice: Confucian reflections in a modern liberal society Albert H. Y. Chen; 12. Traditional Confucian values and western legal frameworks: the law of succession Lusina Ho; 13. The Confucian conception of gender in the twenty-first century Chan Sin Yee; 14. The Confucian family v. the individual: the politics of marriage laws in Korea; Epilogue: why Confucius now? William Theodore de Bary.

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