The teachings and philosophies of Confucius,the great Chinese sage, held sway across China for centuries, until Mao Zedong criticised him as a preacher of feudal mentality and slave morality. However, as the grip of communism transmogrifies into consumerism in China, Confucianism is again on the rise. But what sort of Confucianism and how might it work in a modern consumer society?
Daniel Bell, Professor of Political Theory at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Title: China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society
Author: Daniel Bell
Publisher: (Princeton, 2008; new edition 2010).