The book is a study of Confucius and the Confucian philosophy of being non-confrontationist, benevolent and with values such as filial piety and harmony. It covers an array of themes including Qufu: Confucius Country, Music and Poetry across China, Chinese Foreign Policy, Philosophy and China’s Legal System.
The book is beautifully illustrated as well as includes some enlightening photographs from the Confucius Museum in Qufu. It would be of direct interest to a variety of readers from Political /History/Sociology departments as well as the avid readers.
Please note: This book is co-published with KW Publishers, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Table of Contents
1. China Revisited 2. Sweat and Tears and Gold 3. History is Made of Great Events and Small Moments 4. The Junzi 5. Thoughts Being Sincere, Hearts are Rectified; Hearts Being Rectified, Persons are Cultivated 6. Footprints from the Past 7. Qufu: Confucius Country 8. Confucius, Music and Poetry and Journeys Across China 9. Visiting Beautiful Lushan 10. Mao 11. Waxing and Waning 12. The Contemporary Relevance of Confucius 13. The Old and the New 14. Chinese Foreign Policy and the Confucian Mencian Philosophy 15. Economic Lessons, Business Ethics and Confucian Philosophy 16. Family 17. Views of Contemporary Confucian Scholars 18. Confucian Philosophy and China’s Legal System 19. Seeds of Change 20. Democracy 21. Perennial as the Grass 22. Confucius and War 23. Creeping Confucianism 24. The Pandora’s Box 25. Adieu 26. Conclusion
Poonam Surie, Visiting Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs