Science and the Confucian Religion of Kang Youwei (1858-1927)

Author: Zhaoyuan Wan

Publisher: Ideas, History, and Modern Chi

ISBN: 9004468218

Category: History

Page: 299

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"Wan Zhaoyuan analyses how Chinese intellectuals conceived of the relationship between 'science' and 'religion' through in-depth examination of the writings of Kang Youwei, a prominent political reformer and radical Confucian thinker, often referred to by his disciples as the 'Martin Luther of Confucianism'. Confronted with the rise of scientism and challenged by the Conflict Thesis during his life among adversarial Chinese New Culture intellectuals, Kang maintains a holistic yet evolving conception of a compatible and complementary relationship between scientific knowledge and 'true religion' exemplified by his Confucian religion (kongjiao). This close analysis of Kang's ideas contributes to a richer understanding of the history of science and religion in China and in a more global context"--
Science and the Confucian Religion of Kang Youwei (1858–1927)

Author: Zhaoyuan WAN

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004468221

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 439

This close analysis of Kang’s conception of a compatible and complementary relationship between scientific knowledge and ‘true religion’ exemplified by his Confucian religion (kongjiao) contributes to a richer understanding of this subject in China and in a more global context.
Geschichte der Philologien

Author: Christoph König

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783835349162

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 201

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"Geschichte der Philologien" (bis 2019 "Geschichte der Germanistik") wurde 1991 von Christoph König als Organ germanistischer Wissenschaftsgeschichtsforschung gegründet. Aus der Beobachtung anderer, benachbarter Philologien wurde allmählich eine Komparatistik der Fächer, im Sinn des historischen Vergleichs und der philosophischen Reflexion. Das internationale Editorial Board begleitet aktiv den Weg: Dort sind die verschiedenen Fächer (Arabistik, Sinologie, Sanskritforschung, Klassische Philologie, Germanistik) durch namhafte Gelehrte vertreten. Die Aufsätze erscheinen in den drei Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch. Neben Forschungsbeiträgen zu den einzelnen Philologien werden Inedita präsentiert, Neuerwerbungen in Literatur- und Universitätsarchiven vorgestellt und Forschungsprojekte skizziert. Jedes Doppelheft enthält eine ausführliche, kommentierte Bibliographie der Neuerscheinungen in den verschiedensten Fächern. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von: Norbert Groeben, Christoph König, Andreas Mayer, Hans-Harald Müller, Christoph Strosetzki sowie einer Kommentierten Fachbibliographie 2021-2022.
Confucianism as Religion

Author: Yong Chen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004243736

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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On the Rhetoric of Defining Confucianism as a Religion tackles the perennially controversial question of whether Confucianism is a religion and proposes a holistic and contextual approach to the issue.
Utopia in the Revival of Confucian Education

Author: Sandra Gilgan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004511651

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 424

Utopia in the Revival of Confucian Education investigates the classics-reading movement in contemporary Chinese society by examining how people re-forge lost bonds with tradition in the revival of Confucian education and strive towards their ideal future, while seeking to overcome the problems of the present.
Modern Chinese Religion II: 1850 - 2015 (2 vols)


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004304642

Category: Religion

Page: 1127

View: 269

This book examines the transformation of values in China since 1850, first in the “secular” realms of economics, science, medicine, aesthetics, media and gender, and then in each of the major religions (Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity) and in Marxist discourse.
Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature

Author: Yoon Sun Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317224136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 769

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides a comprehensive overview of a Korean literary tradition, which is understood as a multifaceted nexus of practices, both homegrown and transnational. The handbook discusses the perspectives from which modern Korean literature has thus far been defined, analyzing which voices have been enunciated, underappreciated, or completely silenced and how we can enrich our understanding of it. Taking up diverse transnational and interdisciplinary standpoints, this volume aims to encourage readers not to treat modern Korean literature as a self-evident category but to examine it anew as an uncultivated and uncharted space, unearthing its internal chasms and global connections. Divided into five parts, the themes covered include the following: Literature and power Borders and boundaries Rationality in literature and its limits Language, ethnicity, and translation Korean literature in the changing mediascape. By introducing new conceptual paradigms to the field of modern Korean literature, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean, East Asian, and world literature alike.
The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History

Author: Timothy Cheek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316351857

Category: History


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This vivid narrative history of Chinese intellectuals and public life provides a guide to making sense of China today. Timothy Cheek presents a map and a method for understanding the intellectual in the long twentieth century, from China's defeat in the Sino-Japanese war in 1895 to the 'Prosperous China' since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cheek surveys the changing terrain of intellectual life over this transformative century in Chinese history to enable readers to understand a particular figure, idea or debate. The map provides coordinates to track different times, different social worlds and key concepts. The historical method focuses on context and communities during six periods to make sense of ideas, institutions and individual thinkers across the century. Together they provide a memorable account of the scenes and protagonists, and arguments and ideas, of intellectuals and public life in modern China.
Chinese Visions of Progress, 1895 to 1949

Author: Thomas Fröhlich

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004426528

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Chinese Visions of Progress, 1895 to 1949 offers a panoramic study of Chinese reflections on “progress,” its multifaceted expressions, contesting interpretations, highly optimistic implications, but also the criticism it encountered.
Genealogies of Mah?y?na Buddhism

Author: Joseph G Walser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317354581

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 239

Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism offers a solution to the monumental problem that some have called the "holy grail" of Buddhist studies: the problem of the “origins” of Mahāyāna Buddhism. As much as it contributes to a theory of origins for religious studies and Buddhist Studies, the book argues that that it is the neglect of political power in the scholarly imagination of Buddhism in history that has made the origins of Mahāyāna an intractable problem. Walser challenges commonly-held assumptions, offering a fascinating new take on the genealogy of Mahāyāna that traces its doctrines of emptiness and mind-only from the present day back to the time before Mahāyāna was “Mahāyāna.” In situating such concepts in their political and social history across diverse regimes of power in Tibet, China and India, the book shows that what was at stake in the Mahāyāna championing of the doctrine of emptiness was the articulation and dissemination of court authority across the rural landscapes of Asia. This text will be will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars of Buddhism, religious studies, history, and philosophy.