Confucianism and Human Rights
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Confucianism and Human Rights by William Theodore De Bary
Book DescriptionIs the Confucian tradition compatible with the Western understanding of human rights? Are there fundamental human values, regardless of cultural differences, common to all peoples of all nations? At this critical point in Communist China's history, eighteen distinguished scholars address the role of Confucianism in dealing with questions of universal human rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231109376
(235mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Theodore De Bary
Sources of Japanese Tradition, Paperback (September 2006)
A collection of English-language readings on Japan. Containing materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, this book features an introduction to Japanese civilization. It covers the Tokugawa period to 1868 and addresses the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West.
Living Legacies at Columbia, Hardback (August 2006)View all books by William Theodore De Bary
Captures Columbia's rich intellectual legacy. This work also captures the spirit of a great university through the gifted men and women who have worked, taught, and studied at Columbia. It includes stories of struggle and breakthrough, searching and discovery, and tradition and transformation.
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Author Biography - William Theodore De Bary
Wm. Theodore de Bary is the author or editor of more than two dozen works on Asian civilizations, including Sources of Chinese Tradition and Sources of Japanese Tradition. Tu Weiming is the editor of China in Transformation and author of Living Tree: The Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today, and Way, Meaning and Politics: Essays on the Confucian Intellectual.
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