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.
This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day. This volume features over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed alphabetically describe 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.
Selected books on Confucianism available at the University of Saskatchewan Library.
This book explains the origins of the Ru and documents their impact in imperial China, before providing extensive coverage of the modern era. Confucianism in China: An Introduction shows how the long history of the Ru is vital to comprehending China today. As the empire drew to an end, there were impassioned movements both to reinvent and to eradicate Ru tradition. Less than forty years ago, it seemed close to extinction, but today it is undergoing spectacular revival.
Taking into account the history and range of Confucian Studies, this book introduces Confucianism - initiated in China by Confucius (551 BC-479 BC) - primarily as a philosophical and religious tradition. It draws together the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students, teachers, and general readers
Unaltered republication of the second edition of the work first published ... in 1899 as volume XVI of 'The Sacred books of the East' and with the special designation of part II of 'The Texts of Confucianism.
Master Huang has restored the true essence of the "I Ching" by emphasizing the unity of Heaven and humanity and the "Tao of Change," and by including translations of the "Ten Wings," the commentaries by Confucius.
The Confucian philosopher, Mencius (c.371-288 BC) explicated his master's moral principles and reinterpreted them for the harsh conditions of the 4th century BC, when they were threatened by the aggressive and amoral doctrines of legalism. With its stress on the thinking heart (or individual conscience), Mencius is a defence of morality in private and public life.
The book also includes The Great Learning and The Doctrine of the Mean. In addition to the texts and translation, a wealth of helpful material is offered to the reader: countless notes embodying textual studies, commentators' opinions, interpretation of individual characters, disputed meanings, and similar material.