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By Peter D. Hershock,Roger T. Ames

Explores a variety of Confucian-based cultures of authority in China.

This quantity examines the values that experience traditionally guided the negotiation of identification, either sensible and excellent, in chinese language Confucian tradition, considers how those values play into the belief and workout of authority, and assesses their modern relevance in a swiftly globalizing international. incorporated are essays that discover the guideline of formality in classical Confucian political discourse; parental authority in early medieval stories; authority in writings on girls; authority within the nice and long-beloved folks novel of China trip to the West; and the anti-Confucianism of Lu Xun, the twentieth-century author and reformer. through reading authority in cultural context, those essays shed massive mild at the continuities and contentions underlying the vibrancy of chinese language culture.

While of curiosity to person students and scholars, the publication additionally exemplifies the advantages of a thematic (rather than geographic or zone experiences) method of incorporating Asian content material in the course of the curriculum. This strategy presents elevated possibilities for cross-cultural comparability and a discussion board for encouraging values-centered dialog within the classroom.

Peter D. Hershock is Coordinator of the Asian experiences improvement application on the East-West heart in Honolulu. His books comprise Chan Buddhism.

Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Hawaii at Manoa and editor of Philosophy East & West. His many books contain the interpretation (with D. C. Lau) of the vintage chinese language paintings solar Bin: The paintings of conflict, additionally released via SUNY Press.

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