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Has Man a Future? - Dialogues with the Last Confucian BHT251


Has Man a Future?—Dialogues with the Last Confucian gives a chronological account of the conversations in 1980 between Liang Shuming, one of the early representatives of modern Neo-Confucianism, and Guy S. Alitto, renowned American sinologist and translator of the book. In these conversations, they discussed the cultural characteristics of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and their representative figures, and reviewed the important activities of Mr. Liang’s life, e.g., teaching at Peking University, engaging into the Rural Reconstruction Movement, founding the China Democratic League, etc., along with Liang’s reflection on his contact with many famous people in the cultural and political realms – Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Chiang Kai-shek, Kang Youwei, Hu Shi, to name but a few. Rich in content, these conversations serve as important reference materials for understanding and studying Mr. Liang Shuming’s thought and activities as well as the social and historical events of modern China. This English version, upon its coming out, has aroused much interest home and abroad. Francesco Sisci, the Asia editor of La Stampa published a review “Deeper Unity Lurks in Confucian Embrace” on Asia Times, in which he argued that respect and tolerance, and the “emotional basis” embraced in Chinese tradition, will bring to the West what it may need now.

Paperback, English, 375 pages, 9"x6"
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