9780875861630

American Civilization Portrayed in Ancient Confucianism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780875861630

  • ISBN10:

    0875861636

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Algora Pub

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 1(4)
I. THE AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND ANCIENT CONFUCIANISM IN AN OPEN SOCIETY 5(28)
The American Civilization in Modern Times
7(3)
Ancient Confucianism Created in Open Society
10(6)
The Newtonian Vision Versus the I-Ching Vision
16(4)
The I Ching Perceived by Nonlinear Science
20(7)
The I Ching and Ancient Confucianism
27(6)
II. "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL" VERSUS "ALL MEN ARE BORN EQUAL" 33(24)
"All Men Are Created Equal" in American Civilization
34(2)
All Men Are Born Equal in Confucianism
36(3)
Separation between Church and State in the United States
39(3)
Multiculturalism in the United States
42(6)
To Follow the Way in Confucianism
48(2)
The American Individualistic Clubism
50(4)
Symmetry Relations as Fair Reciprocity in Confucianism
54(3)
III. DEMOCRACY AND LAW 57(44)
The Sovereignty of the People and Separation of Power in the United States
58(1)
The People's Welfare as the Sole Purpose of the State in Confucianism
59(3)
Trust in Law, in the United States
62(5)
Trust in Law, in the West, and Rituals and Self-Cultivation in Confucianism
67(5)
Democratic Voting versus Confucian Examination
72(3)
Adam Smith's Rules of Justice and Confucius' Rules of Propriety
75(4)
Ritual-Based Japan Versus Law-Based America
79(6)
The Democratization and Americanization of Taiwan after the War
85(16)
IV. EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE 101(26)
Education in the United States
102(3)
Learning in Confucianism
105(5)
Knowledge and Equal Opportunity in the United States
110(3)
Smith's and Confucius' Ideal Man
113(6)
Economic Conditions and Ways of Learning
119(8)
V. ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT 127(44)
Economic Freedom in the United States
129(3)
Minimum Government Intervention in Confucianism
132(4)
Economic Doctrines by Adam Smith and Confucianism
136(4)
Adam Smith and Confucius' Attitudes Toward the Great and the Rich
140(4)
Economic Growth and Consumption in the United States
144(4)
Japan and China - Contrasting Paths to the Modernization of Confucian Manifestations
148(9)
Income Inequalities in the United States
157(8)
Economic Consequences of Social Welfare
165(6)
VI. AMERICAN UNIVERSALISM AND RATIONAL CIVILIZATIONS IN THE FUTURE 171(34)
The End of Rational Simplicity
174(8)
Freedom in the United States
182(5)
Human Rights in Confucianism
187(5)
Harmony of Rational Civilizations in Confucian Perspectives
192(13)
REFERENCES 205

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