Monday, March 16, 2009
Confucianism: A Short Introduction
Confucius, one of the most brilliant thinkers in Chinese history, still influences many in the Far East through his writings today. But what is Confucianism, what are its principles, and how did it come to be such an enormously popular philosophy for so many? Confucianism: A Short Introduction answers these and other key questions in a clear, concise manner. Portraying the tradition as seen by Confucian followers, author John Berthrong provides a balanced view of the philosopher and his impact on Chinese life, from families to the imperial state. Capturing the rich complexity of a Confucian lifestyle while addressing key areas, Confucianism: A Short Introduction is a thorough guide to this honored tradition.