An Introduction to Confucianism (Introduction to Religion) by Xinzhong Yao

By Xinzhong Yao

taking into consideration the lengthy historical past and wide variety of Confucian reviews, this booklet introduces Confucianism - initiated in China by way of Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) - essentially as a philosophical and non secular culture. It can pay awareness to Confucianism in either the West and the East, focussing at the tradition's doctrines, faculties, rituals, sacred locations and terminology, but additionally stressing the diversifications, variations and new considering occurring nowa days. Xinzhong Yao offers Confucianism as a convention with many dimensions and as an old culture with modern allure. this offers the reader a richer and clearer view of the way Confucianism functioned long ago and of what it potential within the current. A chinese language student dependent within the West, he attracts jointly the numerous strands of Confucianism in a method obtainable to scholars, lecturers, and basic readers attracted to one of many world's significant spiritual traditions.

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