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Confucian Traditions in East Asian Modernity

Moral Education and Economic Culture in Japan and the Four Mini-Dragons

Edited by Tu Wei-ming

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674160873

Publication Date: 03/01/1996


432 pages

6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line-art, 7 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Intellectual and Institutional Resources
    • Confucian Education in Premodern East Asia [W. M. Theodore De Bary]
    • Reflections on Civil Society and Civility in the Chinese Intellectual Tradition [Edward Shils]
    • The Intellectual Heritage of the Confucian Ideal of Ching-shih [Chang Had]
    • Confucian Ideals and the Real World: A Critical Review of Contemporary Neo-Confucian Thought [Liu Shu-Hsien]
  • II. Japan
    • “They Are Almost the Same as the Ancient Three Dynasties”: The West as Seen through Confucian Eyes in Nineteenth-Century Japan [Watanabe Hiroshi]
    • Confucianism and the Japanese State, 1904–1945 [Samuel Hideo Yamashita]
    • The Japanese (Confucian) Family: The Tradition from the Bottom Up [Robert J. Smith]
    • Some Observations on the Transformation of Confucianism (and Buddhism) in Japan [S. N. Eisenstadt]
  • III. South Korea and Taiwan
    • Confucianism in Contemporary Korea [Koh Byong-ik]
    • The Reproduction of Confucian Culture in Contemporary Korea: An Anthropological Study [Kim Kwang-ok]
    • State Confucianism and Its Transformation: The Restructuring of the State–Society Relation in Taiwan [Ambrose Y. C. King]
    • Civil Society in Taiwan: The Confucian Dimension [Thomas B. Gold]
  • IV. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Overseas Chinese Communities
    • The Transformation of Confucianism in the Post-Confucian Era: The Emergence of Rationalistic Traditionalism in Hong Kong [Ambrose Y. C. King]
    • Promoting Confucianism for Socioeconomic Development: The Singapore Experience [John Wong]
    • Confucianism as Political Discourse in Singapore: The Case of an Incomplete Revitalization Movement [Eddie C. Y. Kuo]
    • Societal Transformation and the Contribution of Authority Relations and Cooperation Norms in Overseas Chinese Business [S. Gordon Redding]
    • Overseas Chinese Capitalism [Gary G. Hamilton]
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

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