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Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Philip J. Ivanhoe

Abstract

This volume addresses a common yet mistaken view of Confucianism as timeless and monolithic by presenting a philosophically critical account of different Confucian thinkers and schools, across place (China, Korea, and Japan) and time (the 10th to 19th centuries). Some think of Confucianism in terms of the views attributed to one representative of the tradition, such as Kongzi (Confucius) (551–479 BCE) or Mengzi (Mencius) (372–289 BCE) or one school or strand of the tradition. Others present Confucianism in terms of its manifestations in only one country; this is almost always China for the obv ... More

Keywords: Confucianism, moral heart-mind, Korea, China, Japan, Kongzi, Mengzi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190492014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip J. Ivanhoe, author
Chair Professor of East Asian & Comparative Philosophy & Religion, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong