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American civilization portrayed in ancient Confucianism

Author: Wei-Bin Zhang
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., ©2003.
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Scholars have analyzed Chinese society in the light of contemporary Western social and natural sciences for centuries. This compact volume turns the tables and opens tantalizing new perspectives on the American civilization by examining it through the lens of ancient Confucianism. The current work invites Americans to step through the looking glass -- backwards, this time -- and view ourselves from a Confucian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zhang, Wei-Bin, 1961-
American civilization portrayed in ancient Confucianism.
New York : Algora Pub., ©2003
(DLC) 2002156285
(OCoLC)51281003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wei-Bin Zhang
ISBN: 9780875861739 0875861733
OCLC Number: 52315848
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Wei-bin Zhang.
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Scholars have analyzed Chinese society in the light of contemporary Western social and natural sciences for centuries. This compact volume turns the tables and opens tantalizing new perspectives on the American civilization by examining it through the lens of ancient Confucianism. The current work invites Americans to step through the looking glass -- backwards, this time -- and view ourselves from a Confucian perspective. In his analysis, Zhang draws together references to the I Ching, Leibniz, Tocqueville, Lipset and Aristotle, a judicious few statistics such as crime rate and economic growth, and the lions of Chinese philosophy. Chapter 1: The American Civilization and Ancient Confucianism in Open Society Chapter 2: "All Men Are Created Equal" Versus All Men Are Born Equal Chapter 3: Democracy and Law Chapter 4: Education and Knowledge Chapter 5: Economic Freedom and Development Chapter 6: The American Universalism and Rational Civilizations in the Future

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