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The Encyclopedia of Confucianism

2-volume set

Edited by Xinzhong Yao

© 2003 – Routledge

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Paperback: 9780415515221
pub: 2013-11-11
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The Encyclopedia, the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study and research for students and scholars.


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Table of Contents

General Survey entries:

Confucian Classics

Confucian Education

Confucian Iconography

Confucian Politics

Confucianism and Arts

Confucianism and Literature

Confucianism and Marxism

Confucianism and Women

Confucian Masters and Scholars:



Dong Zhongshu

Zhu Xi

Kang Youwei

Yi Hwang

Itô Jinsai

Tu Wei-ming

Confucian Schools:

Baijia (Hundred households)

Cheng-Zhu xuepai (The School of the Cheng Brothers and Zhu Xi)

Jinwen jingxue ('Modern script' classicism)

International Association of Confucian Studies

Confucian Terms and Concepts:

Boshi (Erudites or Academicians)

Daotong (Transmission of the Way)

Four-Seven Debate (Sadan Ch'iljóng Non )

Liujing zhuwo (The Six Classics are my footnotes)

Shinju goichi/funi

Confucian Sacred Places and Rituals:

Sacrifice to Heaven

Ancestral worship

Temple of Confucius

Rites of mourning and burial

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
RELIGION / Confucianism
RELIGION / Reference
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General