Essentials of Chinese Humanism: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism [Hardback]

Xiaoyue Xu (Author); Zhen Chi (Author)

ISBN: 9781626430914 | Published by: Bridge 21 Publications | Year of Publication: 2023 | Language: English 285p, H229 x W152 (mm) 15 illustrations
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Essentials of Chinese Humanism


Professor Xu Xiaoyue, a top-notch scholar specializing in ancient Chinese philosophies and religions, displays essential constituents of Chinese humanism before readers. According to him, key concepts such as Confucian ten virtues, Daoist Way and Buddhist metaphysical voidness play quite a significant role in shaping the Chinese humanism, which not only is historically indispensable to the creation of traditional Chinese culture but it also realistically matters to present-day China’s cultural reconstruction in the world that is being remolded by the roots.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Chinese Humanism
1.1 The Chinese Humanism
1) The Humanistic Sprit of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism
2) The Confucian Humanism and Reconstruction of Chinese Civilization
1.2 Ten Virtues
1) Ren, or benevolence
2) Yi, or righteousness
3) Li, or proprieties
4) Zhi, or wisdom
5) Xin, or faithfulness
6) Xiao, or filial piety
7) Ti, or fraternal duties
8) Zhong, or loyalty
9) Lian, or incorruptibleness
10) Chi, or sense of shame
Chapter 2 Three Great Teachings I.
2.1 Confucianism
(1) Confucian School
(2) Confucius and his idea of ren (benevolence)
(3) An intellectual exploration of Mencius
2.2 Daoism
(1) Daoist School and Daoism as a religion
(2) Laozi and his Dao, or the Way
(3) Daoist discourses on the adjustment of controversies and idea of freedom
2.3 Buddha and his teachings
(1) Buddhism
(2) The Buddhist “kong,” or the metaphysical emptiness/voidness
Chapter 3 Three Great Teachings II.
3.1 The roles that Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism historically played
3.2 Essences and core values of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism
3.3 The Unity of Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist Values and Methodologies
3.4 Confucian and Daoist Ecological Thoughts
Chapter 4 Guoxue, or the National Learning
1) What is guoxue, or the National Learning?
2) Where does guoxue lie in?
3) A historical sketch of conventional Chinese scholarship and thoughts

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