Nobility and Civility
Asian Ideals of Leadership and the Common Good
By (author) William Theodore De Bary
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Nobility and Civility by William Theodore De Bary
Book DescriptionGlobalization has become an inescapable fact of contemporary life. Some leaders, in both the East and the West, believe that human rights are culture-bound and that liberal democracy is essentially Western, inapplicable to the non-Western world. How can civilized life be preserved and issues of human rights and civil society be addressed if the material forces dominating world affairs are allowed to run blindly, uncontrolled by any cross-cultural consensus on how human values can be given effective expression and direction? In a thoughtful meditation ranging widely over several civilizations and historical eras, Wm. Theodore de Bary argues that the concepts of leadership and public morality in the major Asian traditions offer a valuable perspective on humanizing the globalization process. Turning to the classic ideals of the Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, and Japanese traditions, he investigates the nature of true leadership and its relation to learning, virtue, and education in human governance; the role in society of the public intellectual; and the responsibilities of those in power in creating and maintaining civil society. De Bary recognizes that throughout history ideals have always come up against messy human complications. Still, he finds in the exploration and affirmation of common values a worthy attempt to grapple with persistent human dilemmas across the globe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674015579
(218mm x 148mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Theodore De Bary
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Living Legacies at Columbia, Hardback (August 2006)
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.
Sources of Chinese Tradition, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by William Theodore De Bary
Features source readings on history, society, and thought in China. This book aims to bring together source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question. It covers Sino-Western contacts in the 17th century.
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