An Introduction to Confucianism (Introduction to Religion) by Xinzhong Yao

By Xinzhong Yao

bearing in mind the lengthy heritage and wide variety of Confucian reports, this booklet introduces Confucianism - initiated in China by way of Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) - basically as a philosophical and non secular culture. It can pay cognizance to Confucianism in either the West and the East, focussing at the tradition's doctrines, faculties, rituals, sacred areas and terminology, but additionally stressing the diversifications, differences and new considering occurring nowa days. Xinzhong Yao offers Confucianism as a convention with many dimensions and as an historic culture with modern charm. this offers the reader a richer and clearer view of ways Confucianism functioned some time past and of what it capacity within the current. A chinese language pupil dependent within the West, he attracts jointly the various strands of Confucianism in a method obtainable to scholars, academics, and basic readers attracted to one of many world's significant spiritual traditions.

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