The Encyclopedia of Confucianism

The Encyclopedia of Confucianism

Author: Xinzhong Yao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317793496

Category: Reference

Page: 976

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The Encyclopedia, the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study and research for students and scholars.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism: A-M

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism: A-M

Author: Rodney Leon Taylor

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823940802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 869

View: 921

- Over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed A-Zdescribe the major beliefs and practices of Confucianism.- Contents by Subject section categorizes entries thematically:Art, Architecture, and Iconography; Astrology, Cosmology,and Mythology; Biographical Entries; Ceremonies, Practices,and Rituals; Concepts; Geography; Literature and Language;Music; Rulers and Dynasties; Schools and Groups; and Texts.- Black and white photos and illustrations throughoutshow key geographical sites and provide compellingportraits within Confucianism.- Charts and maps provide additional information.- Appendices provide a timeline of Chinese dynasties andglossaries of Chinese terms transliterated according to thePinyn and Wade-Giles systems.- 8 1/2 x 11- Library-bound- 1,000 pages (500 per volume)- © 2005Confucianism can be defined as the teachings and practices associated with the historical teacher Confucius and his followers from the sixth century bce through the twentieth century. Confucius saw in his own lifetime a world torn by civil strife. He sought to remedy its ills by teaching of a golden age when virtue prevailed. For Confucius, moral order could be brought to the world by emulating the ways of the ancient sage-kings. Fundamentally, his teachings stressed the establishment of proper relations and respect between human beings. Confucius taught that each person had moral responsibilities to those around him or her. One was to develop one's life, as well as one's society, into a microcosm of the moral order of the universe itself; that is, the Way of Heaven.Confucianism flourished within China, but also influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, parts of Southeast Asia, and, recently, the West. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day.Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. (Columbia University), is a specialist in East Asian religion and philosophy with particular expertise in Confucianism. Professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Taylor has also held a number of administrative positions including director of the Asian Studies Program, chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and presently Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. His publications include: The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism: A Study of Selected Writings of Kao P'an-lung (1978); The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective (with F.M. Denny) (1985); The Way of Heaven: An Introduction to the Confucian Religious Life (1986); The Confucian Way of Contemplation: Okada Takehiko and the Tradition of Quiet-Sitting (1988); They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring (with J. Watson) (1989); and The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (1990) as well as numerous articles.Howard Choy is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature and humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds an M.A. in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught at Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published articles, reviews, and translations in several major scholarly journals. His dissertation is on the rewriting of history in contemporary Chinese fiction.

RoutledgeCurzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism

RoutledgeCurzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism

Author: Xinzhong Yao

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415306523

Category: Confucianism

Page: 932

View: 537

This unique reference covers Confucianism as a whole, in 1235 entries on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. Written by an international team of specialists, it provides extensive textual cross-references, bibliographies, and three comprehensive indexes.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism: N-Z

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism: N-Z

Author: Rodney Leon Taylor

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823940810

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 869

View: 933

- Over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed A-Zdescribe the major beliefs and practices of Confucianism.- Contents by Subject section categorizes entries thematically:Art, Architecture, and Iconography; Astrology, Cosmology,and Mythology; Biographical Entries; Ceremonies, Practices,and Rituals; Concepts; Geography; Literature and Language;Music; Rulers and Dynasties; Schools and Groups; and Texts.- Black and white photos and illustrations throughoutshow key geographical sites and provide compellingportraits within Confucianism.- Charts and maps provide additional information.- Appendices provide a timeline of Chinese dynasties andglossaries of Chinese terms transliterated according to thePinyn and Wade-Giles systems.- 8 1/2 x 11- Library-bound- 1,000 pages (500 per volume)- © 2005Confucianism can be defined as the teachings and practices associated with the historical teacher Confucius and his followers from the sixth century bce through the twentieth century. Confucius saw in his own lifetime a world torn by civil strife. He sought to remedy its ills by teaching of a golden age when virtue prevailed. For Confucius, moral order could be brought to the world by emulating the ways of the ancient sage-kings. Fundamentally, his teachings stressed the establishment of proper relations and respect between human beings. Confucius taught that each person had moral responsibilities to those around him or her. One was to develop one's life, as well as one's society, into a microcosm of the moral order of the universe itself; that is, the Way of Heaven.Confucianism flourished within China, but also influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, parts of Southeast Asia, and, recently, the West. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day.Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. (Columbia University), is a specialist in East Asian religion and philosophy with particular expertise in Confucianism. Professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Taylor has also held a number of administrative positions including director of the Asian Studies Program, chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and presently Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. His publications include: The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism: A Study of Selected Writings of Kao P'an-lung (1978); The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective (with F.M. Denny) (1985); The Way of Heaven: An Introduction to the Confucian Religious Life (1986); The Confucian Way of Contemplation: Okada Takehiko and the Tradition of Quiet-Sitting (1988); They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring (with J. Watson) (1989); and The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (1990) as well as numerous articles.Howard Choy is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature and humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds an M.A. in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught at Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published articles, reviews, and translations in several major scholarly journals. His dissertation is on the rewriting of history in contemporary Chinese fiction.

Dao Companion to Korean Confucian Philosophy

Dao Companion to Korean Confucian Philosophy

Author: Young-chan Ro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048129331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

View: 237

This volume is the first comprehensive and in-depth discussion written in English of the Confucian tradition in the context of the intellectual history of Korea. It deals with the historical, social, political, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of Korean Confucianism, arguably the most influential intellectual tradition, ethical and religious practice, and political-ideological system in Korea. This volume analyzes the unique aspects of the Korean development of the Confucian tradition by examining the role of Confucianism as the ruling ideology of the Choson Dynasty (1302-1910). It investigates Confucianism’s social and cultural construction, and intellectual foundation in highlighting the Korean achievement of the Neo-Confucian discussion on "human nature and its principle" in light of the Chinese Neo-Confucian development. The volume also surveys the most influential Korean Confucian scholars discussing their philosophical significance in relation to one of the most fundamental Neo-Confucian discourses, namely the li (principle) and qi (material force) debates, to elucidate how metaphysical theories shaped the socio-political factions of the Choson Dynasty. Furthermore, issues concerning the relationship between Confucianism and Buddhism and other native traditional belief systems are also included in this volume. The volume explores the Confucian confrontation with modernity, encounter with the "Western Learning" including Western science and Catholicism, and the Confucian struggle with modernity in dealing with issues such as democracy, human rights, and gender in modern Korea. Individual contributors of this volume are either well established senior scholars or promising young scholars in the field.

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy

Author: Antonio S. Cua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135367480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

View: 785

Featuring contributions from the world's most highly esteemed Asian philosophy scholars, this important new encyclopedia covers the complex and increasingly influential field of Chinese thought, from earliest recorded times to the present day. Including coverage on the subject previously unavailable to English speakers, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the extensive range of concepts, movements, philosophical works, and thinkers that populate the field. It includes a thorough survey of the history of Chinese philosophy; entries on all major thinkers from Confucius to Mou Zongsan; essential topics such as aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of government, and philosophy of literature; surveys of Confucianism in all historical periods (Zhou, Han, Tang, and onward) and in key regions outside China; schools of thought such as Mohism, Legalism, and Chinese Buddhism; trends in contemporary Chinese philosophy, and more.

Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691142

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

View: 884

Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan. The main philosophical trends and thinkers in each geographical area are featured, with an emphasis on endtemporary developments and movements. The A-Z structured encyclopedia emphasizes that Asian philosophy is not merely an ancient form of thought but that it is a living philosophy, with roots in the past, and also a potent and animate presence today. This translates into the reciprocal exchange of theories between Eastern and Western thinking, for example of new schools of thought such as orientalism. Requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy, religion or Asian cultures, this book is essential reading for students, teachers and the interested individual who wishes to gain an understanding of the philosophical basis to Asian cultural systems.