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Progressive Confucianism and Its Critics: Dialogues from the Confucian Heartland

Stephen C. Angle

In the spring of 2017, U.S.-based Confucian philosopher Stephen C. Angle took part in a series of dialogues with Chinese Confucians in Beijing. The dialogues engage with topics like the relation between Confucianism and modernity; whether Confucianism should be understood as philosophy, religion, or chief ingredient in a distinctively Chinese culture; the status of pivotal modern Confucians like Kang Youwei and Mou Zongsan; and more generally, the prospects for what Angle calls "Progressive Confucianism." The present book offers translations of those dialogues into English, together with epilogues by the two editors reflecting on what the dialogues tell us about the contemporary prospects for Confucianism.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Nov 11st, 2024
  • Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032876856
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Stephen C. Angle is Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University. Angle specializes in Confucianism and comparative philosophy, and is the author of five books, including Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life (Oxford UP, 2022).

Yutang Jin is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Hong Kong. He has written on a wide range of issues in normative political theory and the history of Chinese political thought, and his articles have appeared in Political Theory, Philosophy & Social Criticism, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophy East and West, among others.