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Title:
Simple Confucianism : a guide to living virtuously
Author:
Simpkins, C. Alexander.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Tuttle Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 140 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780804831772
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This text explains the philosophy, history and practice of Confucianism in simple terms. Some of the concepts discussed include the Tao of Humanity, meditation, music and art, and the possible healing effect of benevolence practised in government.


Author Notes

C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins are psychologists


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Part I Confucianism in Time
1 Originsp. 3
2 Confucius: The First Teacherp. 7
3 Mencius: Cherishing the Goodness Withinp. 17
4 Classic Confucianism Evolvesp. 27
5 Neo-Confucianism: The Great Synthesisp. 35
6 Masters of Neo-Confucianism: Chu Hsi and Wang Yang-mingp. 43
Part II Confucian Themes
7 Jen: Begin with Benevolencep. 55
8 Li and Wen: Central Harmony Is the Wayp. 61
9 Chung: Tao Is Found in the Meanp. 67
10 Chun-tzu: The Good and Noble Personp. 73
Part III Living the Confucian Way
11 Meditation: Change Begins Withinp. 81
12 Benevolence in Government and Leadershipp. 89
13 Culture, Music, and Art: The Sound of Harmonyp. 97
14 Martial Arts: Honoring the Formp. 105
15 The Path to Wisdomp. 113
16 From Cultivation to Actualizationp. 121
Conclusionp. 129
Time Linep. 131
Bibliographyp. 137