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Is 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 Details

ISBN: 9780231109376
ISBN-10: 0231109377
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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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