Long dismissed as irrelevant by Communist China, Confucianism is experiencing a new resurgence in China and around the globe. So-called New Confucianists seek to find a unity between their religion and the modern world, rejecting any form of cultural isolationism. Founded in China 2,500 years ago by a master philosopher, Confucianism was a system of ethical behavior and social responsibility that evolved into one of the great spiritual traditions of the East. It has played a profoundly important role in the evolution of Chinese civilization over the centuries and has had a marked influence on other Asian cultures including those of Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. This clear and engaging account of the historical development of Confucianism presents the basic tenets of Confucian thought, traces its evolution in response to the events of Chinese history, and examines its enduring relevance to the contemporary world. Resources, photographs, and illustrations round out this appealing study.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro Facts on File, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0816057281
Descrizione libro Facts on File, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Updated. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0816057281
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808160572831.0