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The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Ann Lee Bressler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers the first cultural history of Universalism and the Universalist idea – the idea that an all-good and all-powerful God saves all souls. Ann Bressler argues that Universalism began as ... More


Rhetoric as Self-Cultivation: A Question of Language

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides a nuanced study of the relationship between “The Five Aspects of Conduct” and Mencius. In “The Five Aspects of Conduct,” This chapter is an important part of self-cultivation, ... More


Introduction

Daniel A. Bell

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter presents a scholarly work on Confucian constitutionalism, while seeking to establish a morally desirable and politically realistic alternative to liberal democracy. The ... More


Self-Determination Reconsidered: Revolutions of Decolonization and Postcolonial Citizenship

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that our understanding of revolution can be enhanced by examining twentieth-century movements for independence. These movements wanted to do more than just replace foreign rulers ... More


Legacies

Barry C. Keenan

in Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter reviews the evolution of Neo-Confucianism since its eleventh-century incarnation to its late nineteenth-century synthesis, reiterating key points from previous chapters before ... More


A Korean Confucian Way of Life and Thought: The Chasongnok (Record of Self-Reflection) by Yi Hwang (Toegye)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855840
eISBN:
9780824868284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855840.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

YI Hwang (T’oegye, 1501-1570) is an eminent thinker in the history of Asian philosophy and religion. His Chasŏngnok (Record of self-reflection) is a superb Korean Neo-Confucian text: a special ... More


Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Barry C. Keenan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Approximately fifteen hundred years after Confucius, his ideas reasserted themselves in the formulation of a sophisticated program of personal self-cultivation. Neo-Confucians argued that humans are ... More


Educating Chinese Learners for Social Conscience in Hong Kong:An International School Perspective

Martin Schmidt

in International Education and the Chinese Learner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028450
eISBN:
9789882207059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028450.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The theoretical perspectives explored in this book have been helpful frameworks in understanding how and why students come to care about the material they study in class, care about their fellow ... More


The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility

Owen Flanagan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190212155
eISBN:
9780190212186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We live increasingly in multicultural, multiethnic, cosmopolitan worlds. Depending on one’s perspective, these worlds are grand experiments in tolerant living in which prejudices break down, or they ... More


Education for Sustainability

Gary Holthaus

in Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirtuality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124872
eISBN:
9780813135281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124872.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It is important to note that the best education results not only from the best schools or from the best teachers, as this may also be affected by self-cultivation—a self-discipline that involves how ... More


On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Philip J. Ivanhoe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Zhang Xuecheng (1738–1801) has primarily been read as a philosopher of history. This volume presents him as an ethical philosopher with a distinctive understanding of the aims and methods of ... More


Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Fabrizio Pregadio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book examines the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). The book shows ... More


Marketing the Self: Aspiration Management among Middle-Class Youth in Silicon Valley

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the aspirations and strategies of self-cultivation among the children of Silicon Valley's established, professional middle class in relation to school and community environments ... More


Conclusion

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

in Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book concludes by reiterating how Canada's mainstream magazines were able to balance fantasies of exotic travel with a strong commitment to domestic life and national community. It has shown ... More


Virtue in a Litterateur

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of Zhang's essay offering a complement of sorts to the similarly titled “Virtue in an Historian.”. In this work, Zhang is concerned with the more ... More


Growing Virtue: The Theory and Science of Developing Compassion from a Mencian Perspective

David B. Wong

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, I reflect on the implications of Mencius’ conception of compassion for one of the most important problems that defines the Western philosophical tradition: the relationship between ... More


Perfectionism's Educational Address

René V. Arcilla

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter René Vincente Arcilla draws out from Emersonian moral perfectionism the idea of the “perfectionist text” as an avenue through which the person who has lost her way has a chance of ... More


Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

Charles F. McGovern

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830338
eISBN:
9781469606040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876640_mcgovern
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation. This book ... More


Jeong Yakyong (Dasan)

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Like Dai Zhen in China and Itō Jinsai in Japan, Jeong Yakyong or Dasan rejected the orthodox neo-Confucian view of principle and its related theories of the moral heart-mind and self-cultivation, ... More


Cultivating Happiness: Psychotherapy, Spirituality, and Well-Being in a Transforming Urban China

Li Zhang

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the effort to blend modern psychotherapeutics with Buddhist and Daoist techniques in the zealous quest for happiness. The intense interest in and fervent pursuit of personal ... More


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