Jeffrey Richey, a specialist in ancient and early medieval Chinese and Japanese religious history, especially Confucian and Daoist studies, has published widely in scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and edited anthologies. This exploration of Confucianism's origins, development, beliefs, texts, and practices is both accessible and illuminating, giving the reader a solid introduction to this deeply influential tradition.
Patheos Guide to Confucianismby Jeffrey Richey
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Confucianism is both an ancient path and a revitalized tradition. Kongzi (known as Confucius) was a 5th century B.C.E. scholar and philosopher who initiated a way of life that still influences Chinese thought and culture; it stands poised to become even more important as New Confucianism recovers the tradition's strengths.
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