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Title Confucianism for the modern world / edited by Daniel A. Bell, Hahm Chaibong
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 383 pages)
Contents Constitutionalism, Confucian civic virtue, and ritual propriety / Hahm Chaihark -- The challenges of accountability: implications of the censorate / Jongryn Mo -- Confucian Democrats in Chinese history / Wang Juntao -- Mutual help and democracy in Korea / Chang Yun-Shik -- A pragmatist understanding of Confucian democracy / David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames -- The case for moral education / Geir Helgesen -- Center-local relations: can Confucianism boost decentralization and regionalism? / Gilbert Rozman -- Affective networks and modernity: the case of Korea / Lew Seok-Choon, Chang Mi-Hye and Kim Tae-Eun -- Confucian constraints on property rights / Daniel A. Bell -- Giving priority to the worst off: a Confucian perspective on social welfare / Joseph Chan -- Mediation, litigation, and justice: Confucian reflections in a modern liberal society / Albert H.Y. Chen -- Traditional Confucian values and western legal frameworks: the law of succession / Lusina Ho -- The Confucian conception of gender in the twenty-first century / Chan Sin Yee -- The Confucian family v. the individual: the politics of marriage laws in Korea / Hahm Chaibong -- Epilogue: why Confucius now? William Theodore de Bary
Summary While Confucian ideals continue to inspire thinkers and political actors, discussions of concrete Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era have been conspicuously absent from the literature thus far. This volume represents the most cutting edge effort to spell out in meticulous detail the relevance of Confucianism for the contemporary world. The contributors to this book - internationally renowned philosophers, lawyers, historians, and social scientists - argue for feasible and desirable Confucian policies and institutions as they attempt to draw out the political, economic, and legal implications of Confucianism for the modern world. The book is divided in three parts that correspond to the basic hallmarks of modernity as a social and political system - democracy, capitalism, and the rule of law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Confucianism and law.
Confucianism and world politics.
Confucianism -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Bell, Daniel (Daniel A.), 1964-
Ham, Chae-bong.
ISBN 0511061803 (electronic bk.)
0511509960 (electronic bk.)
9780511061806 (electronic bk.)
9780511509964 (electronic bk.)