An Introduction to Confucianism (Introduction to Religion) by Xinzhong Yao

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By Xinzhong Yao

making an allowance for the lengthy historical past and wide variety of Confucian reviews, this publication introduces Confucianism - initiated in China via Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) - essentially as a philosophical and non secular culture. It can pay recognition to Confucianism in either the West and the East, focussing at the tradition's doctrines, colleges, rituals, sacred areas and terminology, but in addition stressing the diversifications, adjustments and new pondering occurring nowa days. Xinzhong Yao provides Confucianism as a practice with many dimensions and as an historical culture with modern attraction. this provides the reader a richer and clearer view of ways Confucianism functioned some time past and of what it potential within the current. A chinese language student dependent within the West, he attracts jointly the numerous strands of Confucianism in a method available to scholars, lecturers, and basic readers drawn to one of many world's significant non secular traditions.

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