Tradition and Modernity

Tradition and Modernity

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The Question for Twentieth-Century China has been the integration of tradition and modernity. In this collection of essays written over a period of some twenty years (1987-2006), Chen Lai reflects on the question in an informative and original way. He reads behind the political slogans and engages with the thought both of Max Weber, Talcott Parsons and Western sociology, and representative Chinese thinkers, notably Feng Youlan and Liang Shuming. While the focus is on China, the book also appeals to anyone interested in this fascinating question of how to modernise whilst retaining the positive values of tradition. Chen Lai s unique and balanced grasp of society marks him out as the foremost thinker in China on this topic today.Another topic, according to which the thesis that a#39;Confucian ethics is conducive to promoting the modernisation of ... I cite this example not so as to affirm that Professor Yanga#39;s survey is enough to clinch the discussion, but to say that this question is very far from being as simple as those ... simplify the question, saying that advocates of culture totally deny systematic elements or make cultural elements intoanbsp;...

Title:Tradition and Modernity
Publisher:BRILL - 2009


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