THE TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES
Cover: The Trouble with Confucianism, from Harvard University PressCover: The Trouble with Confucianism in PAPERBACK

The Trouble with Confucianism

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674910164

Publication: February 1996

Short

150 pages

6 x 9 inches

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

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In Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and other parts of East and Southeast Asia, as well as China, people are asking, “What does Confucianism have to offer today?” For some, Confucius is still the symbol of a reactionary and repressive past; for others, he is the humanist admired by generations of scholars and thinkers, East and West, for his ethical system and discipline. In the face of such complications, only a scholar of William Theodore de Bary’s stature could venture broad answers to the question of the significance of Confucianism in today’s world.