By Xinzhong Yao

ISBN-10: 0521643120

ISBN-13: 9780521643122

ISBN-10: 0521644305

ISBN-13: 9780521644303

considering the lengthy historical past and wide variety of Confucian stories, this e-book introduces Confucianism - initiated in China through Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) - basically as a philosophical and non secular culture. It will pay realization to Confucianism in either the West and the East, focussing at the tradition's doctrines, faculties, rituals, sacred areas and terminology, but in addition stressing the variations, changes and new pondering occurring nowa days. Xinzhong Yao provides Confucianism as a practice with many dimensions and as an historic culture with modern attraction. this provides the reader a richer and clearer view of ways Confucianism functioned long ago and of what it capacity within the current. A chinese language pupil dependent within the West, he attracts jointly the various strands of Confucianism in a method obtainable to scholars, academics, and common readers drawn to one of many world's significant non secular traditions.

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