Living Confucianisms: Strategies for Optimizing Harmony

James D. Sellmann (Editor), R. James Ferguson (Editor), Rosita Dellios (Editor)

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For over two thousand years, Confucianism has built up sophisticated approaches exploring social, political, and environmental harmony. As a valuable cultural resource and one of the main drivers of societal norms across much of East Asia, Confucian philosophy has been going through a global academic revival over the last three decades. It has insights that can help us reflect on the root causes of, and remedies for, disorder in the 21st century, and can build bridges of dialogue across alternative philosophical, political, diplomatic, educational, and religious systems. This volume presents diverse ‘Confucianisms’ as hybrid, evolving traditions that have been indigenized and creatively interpreted to support human fulfilment, using the vast cultural resources of the past to meet the needs of the present and the future. Living Confucianisms: Strategies for Optimizing Harmony explores contemporary harmony from a wide range of perspectives across philosophy, religion, politics, linguistics, diplomacy, international relations and education, with writers from numerous cultural and national backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLanham, Maryland, USA
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number of pages324
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5381-8105-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5381-8103-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameCeacop East Asian Comparative Ethics
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers


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