Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy

  • John Makeham

Part of the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy book series (DCCP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Robin R. Wang, Ding Weixiang
    Pages 39-57
  3. Huang Yong
    Pages 59-87
  4. Hans van Ess
    Pages 105-123
  5. John Berthrong
    Pages 153-175
  6. Kwong loi Shun
    Pages 177-195
  7. Kai Marchal
    Pages 197-222
  8. Philip J. Ivanhoe
    Pages 249-266
  9. Stephen C. Angle
    Pages 315-335
  10. Chung-yi Cheng
    Pages 337-353
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 423-488

About this book


This Companion is the first volume to provide a comprehensive introduction, in accessible English, to the Neo-Confucian philosophical thought of representative Chinese thinkers from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries. It brings together nineteen essays on a range of topics in Neo-Confucian philosophy, embracing natural and speculative philosophy through to virtue ethics and political philosophy. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate university students in philosophy and Chinese history courses, as well as academics, the Companion is distinguished by several features: It demonstrates the key role played by philosophical discourse in Neo-Confucian self-cultivation; it evidences the fundamental connections that were posited between morality in human society and its cosmological and ontological underpinnings; and it provides detailed insights into changing perspectives on key philosophical concepts and their relationship with one another.


AAR China Chinese philosophy Chinese thought Confucianism Dao Daoism Neo-confucian philosophy Tao Taoism moral philosophy philosophy political philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • John Makeham
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. Asian Studies, China & Korea CentreAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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