New confucianism: A critical examination, Edited by John Makeham [Book Review]

Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (4):535–540 (2004)
This collection of essays explores the development of the New Confucianism movement during the 20th century and questions whether it is, in fact, a distinctly new intellectual movement or one that has been mostly retrospectively created. The questions that contributors to this book seek to answer about this neo-conservative philosophical movement include: “What has been the cross-fertilization between Chinese scholars in China and overseas made possible by the shared discourse of Confucianism?” “To what extent does this discourse transcend geographical, political, cultural, and ideological divides?” “Why do so many Chinese intellectuals equate Confucianism with Chinese cultural identity?” and “Does the Confucian revival of the 1990s in China and Taiwan represent a genuine philosophical renaissance or a resurgence in interest based on political and cultural factors?”.
Keywords Neo-Confucianism  Philosophy, Chinese
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Call number B5233.N45.N48 2000
ISBN(s) 1403961409  
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6253.2004.00170_1.x
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