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Description - Confucianism and Human Rights by William Theodore De Bary

In essays exploring the relationship of contemporary human rights doctrine to the teachings of Confucius and Mencius, this volume explores concepts of the individual in relation to community, state, and society. The essays also consider: the notion of "rights" in Confucian ritual and in Chinese law; social justice and religious and intellectual fredom in Chinese and Western traditions; and constitutionalism and the rule of law in China and the West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231109376
ISBN-10: 0231109377
Format: Paperback
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.