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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


Zhu Xi and the Four Books

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the “Four Books,”, classic texts chosen by the great Neo-Confucian scholar Zhu Xi (1130–1200) as introductory readings for the core curriculum, which became standard for most ... More


The First Five Steps of Personal Cultivation

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/9780824834968.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter follows the leading Neo-Confucian interpretations of the first five of the Confucian Eight Steps, which comprise the personal phase. It explores how these steps might apply to later ... More


Xue’s Self-Repositioning in the Family

Nanxiu Qian

in Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792400
eISBN:
9780804794275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Amid changing relationships of gender and between family and state during the late Qing reforms, how would Xue reconsider a woman’s position in the family? How did her ideas continue and differ from ... More


History, Culture, Revolution, and Chinese Constitutionalism

Zhao Xiaoli

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author offers a commentary on Su Li's account of the constitution of ancient China. He discusses the importance of Su Li's research by citing the Preamble to the 1982 ... More


The Confucian turn

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the introduction of Song Neo-Confucian thought into Japan, concentrating on the role played by former Buddhists such as Fujiwara Seika and Hayashi Razan. Particular attention ... More


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