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The East Asian Region by Gilbert Rozman

The East Asian Region (edition 1993)

by Gilbert Rozman (Editor)

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The contributors to this volume range over 2,000 years of history as they show how Confucian values spread throughout the region in premodern times and how these values were transformed in an age of modernization. The introduction by Gilbert Rozman discusses the special character of East Asia. In Part I Patricia Ebrey analyzes the Confucianization of China; JaHyun Kim Haboush, that of Korea; and Martin Collcutt, the much later diffusion of Confucianism in Japan. In Part II Rozman compares types of Confucianism in nineteenth-century China and Japan and their adaptability in the twentieth cen.… (more)
Title:The East Asian Region
Authors:Gilbert Rozman
Info:Princeton University Press (1993), Paperback, 248 pages
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Tags:confucianism, asian history

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The East Asian Region: Confucian Heritage and Its Modern Adaptation by Gilbert Rozman (Editor)



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This is a collection of fairly long essays on the confucian tradition in china, japan and korea. The first essays deal with the distant past and I was a bit disappointed with them because they focus more on the development of confucian rituals and private beliefs than the political aspects of confucianism. The later essays on the legacy of confucianism in the 19th and 20th centuries were more interesting to me.
  thcson | Nov 1, 2011 |
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