Confucianism as the Religion for Our Present Time: The Religious Dimension of Confucianism in Liang Shuming’s Thought

  • Thierry MeynardEmail author
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


Liang Shuming is credited to be one of the founders of contemporary Neo-Confucianism, but he never envisionned Confucianism in isolation from other cultural and religious traditions. He was opposed to make Confucianism a national ideology, and we shall show how he set Confucianism within a broad cultural and social pluralism. We shall also show that Liang practiced his ideals in own’s life, through personal introspection and through his engagement within concrete communities.


Moral Reason Western Culture Chinese Culture Complete Work Confucian Ethic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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