The Philosophy of Chinese Moral Education

A History

  • Zhuran You
  • A.G. Rud
  • Yingzi Hu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Zhuran You, A. G. Rud, Yingzi Hu
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Conceptual Origin and the First Flowering

  4. The Era of Conflict, Adaptation, and Integration

  5. The Era of Full Development and Transformation

  6. The Era of Crises, Learning, and Regeneration

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-309

About this book


This book traces the historical journey of the philosophy of Chinese moral education characterized by conflicts, fusions, and transformations, which helps readers know the core of traditional Chinese culture, particularly its value system and its cultivation through this philosophical lens. Specifically, the book rearranges and interprets the conceptual frameworks and philosophical discussions concerning moral education of famous Chinese philosophers in various philosophical schools from a holistic perspective. It summarizes and analyzes the ideas of human relationships, people and nature, cosmology, life attitudes, and moral virtues from the standpoint of culture, posing intriguing questions about its influence on the characteristics of Chinese people, social system, and values orientation, as well as identifies the future trend of this unique belief and education system. This book contributes to a better understanding of the national mentality, spiritual world, and moral confusion of contemporary Chinese people under the impact of modernization and globalization.


chinese moral education Tang Dynasty Zhou Dynasty Confucianism ethics Neo-Confucianism Mencius Hsun Tzu Buddhism

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhuran You
    • 1
  • A.G. Rud
    • 2
  • Yingzi Hu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina
  2. 2.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullman, WAUSA
  3. 3.Office of the ProvostShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56433-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56434-4
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