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Title American civilization portrayed in ancient Confucianism / Wei-bin Zhang.
Imprint New York : Algora Pub., ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216).
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Confucianism -- China.
Confucianism -- Political aspects -- China.
Public opinion -- China.
East and West.
United States -- Foreign public opinion, Chinese.
United States -- Civilization -- Public opinion.
United States -- Foreign public opinion, chinese.
United States -- Civilization -- Public opinion.
United States.
Summary Scholars have analyzed Chinese society in the light of contemporary Western social and natural sciences for centuries. This compact volume turns the tables and opens tantalizing new perspectives on the American civilization by examining it through the lens of ancient Confucianism. The current work invites Americans to step through the looking glass -- backwards, this time -- and view ourselves from a Confucian perspective. In his analysis, Zhang draws together references to the I Ching, Leibniz, Tocqueville, Lipset and Aristotle, a judicious few statistics such as crime rate and economic growth, and the lions of Chinese philosophy. Chapter 1: The American Civilization and Ancient Confucianism in Open Society Chapter 2: "All Men Are Created Equal" Versus All Men Are Born Equal Chapter 3: Democracy and Law Chapter 4: Education and Knowledge Chapter 5: Economic Freedom and Development Chapter 6: The American Universalism and Rational Civilizations in the Future
Other Title Print version: Zhang, Wei-Bin, 1961- American civilization portrayed in ancient Confucianism. New York : Algora Pub., ©2003 0875861636