1st Edition

Contemporary New Confucianism II

By Qiyong Guo Copyright 2024
    248 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As the second volume of a two-volume seminal work on contemporary New Confucianism in China, this book focuses on six leading thinkers of this intellectual movement in the 20th century.

    Contemporary New Confucianism refers to the Confucianism or Confucian thought that has emerged in China since the 1920s, which aims to revive the spirituality of Confucianism in a changing society. This volume introduces the philosophical thought of Zhang Junmai, Feng Youlan, He Lin, Fang Dongmei, Tang Junyi, and Mou Zongsan, including Zhang's political philosophy and comparative philosophy, Feng's transformation of Chinese philosophy, He's idea of culture and "spirit-only idealism," Fang's comparative philosophy, Tang's idea of moral self and theory of human spiritual realms, and Mou's new ontology for Confucianism. It analyzes their divergences and the contemporary relevance of their thought in terms of revisiting and transforming traditional Chinese philosophy and reconciling Chinese and Western traditions.

    This title will appeal to scholars and students of modern and contemporary Confucianism, intellectual history, philosophy and thought of contemporary China, and comparative philosophy.

    1. Zhang Junmai (张君劢)'s Philosophical System  2. Feng Youlan (冯友兰)'s New Principle Learning (Xinlixue 新理学) and History of Philosophy  3. He Lin (贺麟)'s Mind-only Idealism (理想唯心论)   4. Fang Dongmei (方东美)'s Comparative Philosophy  5. Tang Junyi (唐君毅)'s Cultural Philosophy Chapter 6 Mou Zongsan (牟宗三)'s Philosophical System


    Qiyong Guo is Professor of Philosophy at Wuhan University, China. He specializes in the history of Chinese philosophy and Confucian philosophy.