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Manufacturing Confucianism : Chinese traditions & universal civilization
AuthorJensen, Lionel M.
Pub. LocationDurham, NCPublisherDuke University Press
Date1997Phys. Desc.xv, 444 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBL1852.J45 1997
Manufacturing Confucianism : Chinese traditions & universal civilization / Lionel M. Jensen.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-420) and index.

Introduction: Confucius, Kongzi and the modern imagination.
Part One. The Manufacture of Confucius and Confucianism:
The Jesuits, Confucius, and the Chinese -- There and back again: the Jesuits and their texts in China and Europe -- Interlude: the meaning and end of Confucianism: a meditation on conceptual dependence.
Part Two. Making sense of Ru and making up Kongzi:
Ancient texts, modern narratives: nationalism, archaism, and the reinvention of Ru -- Particular is universal: Hu Shi, Ru, and the Chinese transcendence of nationalism.
Epilogue: At century’s end: ecumenical nativism and the economy of delight.

Subject(s)Confucianism
Confucianism--China--History of doctrines
Confucianism--China--Religious aspects--Jesuit interpretations
Confucianism--Relations--Christianity--17th-18th century
China--Civilization--Western influences
Philosophy, Chinese--Jesuit perspectives
Philosophy, Confucian
Christianity and other religions--Confucianism
Ricci, Matteo 利瑪竇, 1552-1610--Views on Confucianism
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute Library [R9]Rec. #6647
ISBN0822320479LCCN97-29986OCLC37341442