By Daniel A. Bell
For a lot of the 20 th century, Confucianism was once condemned through Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. across the world well known philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue another way in Confucian Political Ethics. They express how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on relations ties, self-improvement, schooling, and the social good--is hugely proper to the main urgent dilemmas confronting us at the present time. Drawing upon in-depth, cross-cultural dialogues, the participants delve into the connection of Confucian political ethics to modern social concerns, exploring Confucian views on civil society, executive, territorial obstacles and bounds of the human physique and physique politic, and moral pluralism. They study how Confucianism, usually pushed aside as backwardly patriarchal, can in reality locate universal floor with a number modern feminist values and needn't prevent gender equality. they usually convey how Confucian theories approximately warfare and peace have been formulated in a context now not so assorted from present day overseas approach, and the way they could aid us in achieving a extra peaceable worldwide neighborhood. This thought-provoking quantity affirms the long-lasting relevance of Confucian ethical and political pondering, and may stimulate very important debate between policymakers, researchers, and scholars of politics, philosophy, utilized ethics, and East Asian stories. The participants are Daniel A. Bell, Joseph Chan, Sin Yee Chan, Chenyang Li, Richard Madsen, Ni Lexiong, Peter Nosco, Michael Nylan, Henry Rosemont, Jr., and Lee H. Yearley.