A Topography of Confucian Discourse


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A Topography of Confucian Discourse: Politico-philosophical Reflections on Confucian Discourse since Modernity

Author: Lee Seung-hwan
Order No. 1042
ISBN-13: 9781931907347
ISBN-10: 193190734X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: xii, 260
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $34.95
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Throughout history, numerous scholars and intellectuals have tried to define Confucianism one way or another. Despite their efforts, the voices of those who claim to have found the essence of Confucianism are as much at odds as ever. A Topography of Confucian Discourse analyzes Confucian discussion in diverse historical settings, examining how Confucianism has served the different purposes of biased interpreters and how they have manipulated Confucian discourse.

To explore their hidden desires, Lee Seung-hwan critically observes various historical contexts in which people interpreted Confucianism: in the heyday of the Jesuit Missionaries, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the period of Western Imperialism, late twentieth-century postmodern America, Tokugawa Japan, Chosŏn Korea, China, Taiwan, South Korea, as well as Singapore. The author successfully historicizes Confucian discourse, explaining why, against a certain political background, a certain view on Confucianism has to arise. Learn More…

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