Voice From the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice

Voice From the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice

by Huang Yu-shun


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ISBN-13: 9781844643585
Publisher: Paths International Ltd.
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Note iii

Preface iv

Part I The Chinese Theory of Justice

1 Advancing a Chinese Theory of Justice: The Political Effects of Confucian Institutional Ethics on the Contemporary World 1

2 Re-constructing the Chinese Theory of Justice: Reflections on Institutional Ethics in Life Confucianism 12

3 An Outline of the Chinese Theory of Justice 17

4 The Theory of Justice in Life Confucianism 47

Part II Confucian Theories of Justice

5 Confucius' Theory of Justice 78

6 Mencius' Theory of Justice 111

7 Xunzi's Theory of Justice 151

Part III A History of Chinese Thought on Justice

8 People's Sovereignty and its Principle of Justice: An interpretation of the Duke of Zhou's Political Philosophy 179

9 The Significance of The Rites of Zhou in Modem Society: Interpreting the Concept of Social Justice in The Rites Of Zhou 210

10 Propemess and Fitness of Norms and Institutions: A Study of the Thought on Justice in Zhouyi 239

11 Establishing Norms and Institutions on the Basis of Benevolence and Promoting Political Reform on the Basis of Justice: An inquiry into the Confucian Root of Legalism and its Variations Reflected in the Book of Lord Shang 267

12 The Idea of Justice of the Han Empire and Its Enlightenment to Modern Society - An Interpretation of the Concept yi χ as "Justice" in Baihu Tongyi 301

13 Consistency of the Great Unification in China over Three Historical Periods 327

Part IV Contemporary Social Justice Issues

14 Confucianism and the Destiny of China: Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the May Fourth Movement 341

15 Crisis or Opportunity? Reflections on the Relationship between the Current Financial Crisis and the Confucian Principle of justice 357

16 How Is "Global Ethic" Possible? Questions Regarding the Declaration Toward a Global Ethic and Confucian Ethics 361

17 li <$$$> and Life: A Speech on Confucianism in the Holy City Qufu 373

Part V Appendices

18 A Letter in Reply to Professor X 383

19 Four Letters Concerning the Kin Concealment System 387

20 Confucian Ethics and Contemporary China: An Interview with Professor Huang Yushun 397

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