The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Jeffrey L. Richey


An interdisciplinary exploration of the modern Confucian revival.

Until its rejection by way of reformers and revolutionaries within the 20th century, Confucianism were principal to chinese language tradition, id, and idea for hundreds of years. Confucianism used to be rejected through either Nationalists lower than Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist social gathering, which characterised it as an ideology of response and repression. but the sage has lower back: this present day, chinese language humans from all walks of lifestyles and each point of authority are embracing Confucianism. As China grew to become clear of the excesses of the Cultural Revolution and skilled the adoption and demanding situations of marketplace practices, possible choices have been sought to the present socialist morality. starting within the Eighties and carrying on with over the years, rules, photographs, behaviors, and attitudes linked to Confucianism have come again into private and non-private lifestyles. during this quantity, students from quite a lot of disciplines discover the modern Confucian revival in China, Confucianism and the nation, highbrow lifestyles, and pop culture. individuals notice how the revival of Confucianism performs out in numerous methods, from China’s courting with the remainder of the realm, to perspectives of capitalism and technology, to blockbuster video clips and teen fashion.

“…this is a well timed publication … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

Kenneth J. Hammond is Professor of historical past at New Mexico kingdom college. he's the writer of Pepper Mountain: The lifestyles, loss of life, and Posthumous occupation of Yang Jisheng, the editor of The Human culture in Premodern China, and the coeditor (with Kristin Stapleton) of The Human culture in sleek China.

Jeffrey L. Richey is affiliate Professor of faith and Asian experiences at Berea collage. he's the writer of Confucius in East Asia: Confucianism’s background in China, Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam and the editor of Teaching Confucianism.

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