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Title:Confucian harmony from an African perspective
Author:Metz, Thaddeus
Year:2016
Periodical:African and Asian Studies (ISSN 1569-2094)
Volume:15
Issue:1
Pages:1-22
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
China
Subjects:philosophy
ethics
About person:Chenyang Li (1956-)ISNI
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/15692108-12341354
Abstract:Chenyang Li's new book, The Philosophy of Confucian Harmony, has been heralded as the first book-length exposition of the concept of harmony in the approximately 3,000 year old Confucian tradition. It provides a systematic analysis of Confucian harmony and defence of its relevance for contemporary moral and political thought. In this philosophical discussion of Li's book, the author expounds its central claims, contextualizes them relative to other work in English-speaking Confucian thought, and critically reflects on them, particularly in light of a conception of harmony that is salient in the sub-Saharan African tradition. Hence, this article aims to continue the nascent dialogue between indigenous Chinese and African philosophical traditions that has only just begun. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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