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Author Fröhlich, Thomas, 1966- author.

Title Tang Junyi : Confucian philosophy and the challenge of modernity / by Thomas Frohlich.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.


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Series Modern Chinese philosophy, 1875-9386 ; VOLUME 13
Modern Chinese philosophy ; v. 13.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Tang Junyi's intellectual endeavor -- 2. Critical issues in research on modern Confucianism -- 3. Common perspectives on Tang Junyi's thought -- 4. Exile, modernity, and cultural patriotism -- 5. The theological accentuation -- 6. The moral vision -- 7. Shifting the foundations of Confucian political thought -- 8. On statehood -- 9. Anticipating democracy -- 10. Civil religion on a Confucian basis -- 11. Coming to terms with history -- 12. In lieu of a Conclusion: the totalitarian challenge.
1 Tang Junyi's Intellectual Endeavor -- A Journey into a Broken World -- The Vantage Point of Modern Confucianism -- The Watershed of 1949 -- 2 Critical Issues in Research on Modern Confucianism -- Stereotypes and Omissions -- Coherence and Comparison -- 3 Common Perspectives on Tang Junyi's Thought -- Conservatism -- Neo-Confucianism -- Humanism and Religiosity -- Dogmatism -- 4 Exile, Modernity, and Cultural Patriotism -- The Convergence between Exile and Modernity -- Exile as Horror Vacui -- Intellectual Ethos and Messianic Vision -- Nation and Culture -- Cultural Patriotism -- Defending Authenticity -- 5 The Theological Accentuation -- Theological Foundations -- The Taxonomy of Knowledge and Intuition -- Limits of Philosophical Exposition -- The Limit-Concepts of "Philosophical Faith" -- 6 The Moral Vision -- Moral Intuitionism -- Struggling with "Self-Cultivation" -- Outlines of a Confucian Ethos -- 7 Shifting the Foundations of Confucian Political Thought -- The Political and Its Demonic Aspects -- Introspection in the Will for Power -- The Moral Dimension of the Political Will -- 8 On Statehood -- Failed Statehood in China -- The State and Individual Self-Fulfillment -- State and Society -- The World Order of "Ecumenical States" -- 9 Anticipating Democracy -- "Confucian Democracy": Dead Ends and Alternatives -- The Weakness of Democracy in China -- The Civil-Theological Justification of Democracy -- Humanistic Culture and Democracy -- 10 Civil Religion on a Confucian Basis -- Civil Religion for a Future China -- Political Ideals and Reality -- 11 Coming to Terms with History -- Modernity and Agency -- History and Normativity -- Signs of Progress -- Delimiting a "Philosophy of History" -- 12 In Lieu of a Conclusion: The Totalitarian Challenge -- On the Origins and Causes of Totalitarianism -- Overcoming Totalitarianism?
Summary Both inside and outside of China, there have been heated debates about Confucian democracy, Confucian values and ethics, and Confucian alternatives to Western models of modernization. In many respects, however, the discussions have reached an impasse: Whereas some observers tend to depict Confucianism as a panacea for all kinds of political and social ills in East Asian and Western societies, others consider it to be a mere vestige of the Chinese tradition which lacks any relevance for contemporary discourse. The present study proposes a way through this impasse based on a critical examination of the modern Confucian project developed by the exiled philosopher Tang Junyi (1909-1978). Tang's comprehensive reinterpretation of Confucianism ranks among the most ambitious philosophical projects in modern Chinese history.
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Language In English.
Subject Tang, Junyi, 1909-1978.
Tang, Junyi, 1909-1978. (OCoLC)fst00070826
Philosophy, Chinese.
Philosophy, Confucian.
Civilization, Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- General.
Civilization, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00863073
Philosophy, Chinese. (OCoLC)fst01060917
Philosophy, Confucian. (OCoLC)fst01060930
Indexed Term philosophy.
asian studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fröhlich, Thomas, 1966- Tang Junyi. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004330146 (DLC) 2017008196
ISBN 9789004330139 (electronic bk.)
9004330135 (electronic bk.)
9789004330146 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000059908859
CHNEW 000978441
CHVBK 504728253
GBVCP 1014945038

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