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While Confucian ideals continue to inspire thinkers and political actors, discussions of concrete Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era have been conspicuously absent from the literature thus far. This volume represents the most cutting edge effort to spell out in meticulous detail the relevance of Confucianism for the contemporary world. The contributors to this book - internationally renowned philosophers, lawyers, historians, and social scientists - argue for feasible and desirable Confucian policies and institutions as they attempt to draw out the political, economic, and legal implications of Confucianism for the modern world. The book is divided in three parts that correspond to the basic hallmarks of modernity as a social and political system - democracy, capitalism, and the rule of law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521527880
ISBN-10: 0521527880
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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