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The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China by Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval (review)

The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China by Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval... China Review International: Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014 and Gender (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996); Yingjin Zhang, ed., Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922­1943 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999); Zhen Zhang, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896­1937 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005); Yomi Braester, Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010); and Alexander Des Forges, Mediasphere Shanghai: The Aesthetics of Cultural Production (Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2007). Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval. The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. viii, 332 pp. Paperback $29.95, isbn 978-0-19-025814-6. That Confucianism, variously construed and constructed, has made a spectacular comeback in the last two or three decades is indubitable. Scholarship produced on this remarkable phenomenon has been legion; however, it tends to focus on the philosophical and intellectual content and import of this system of thinking as a great tradition in Redfieldian terms, such that we have had much rumination and speculation on its potential usage as a present-day political theory and global ethics. There have been relatively far fewer studies on Confucianism as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China by Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval (review)

China Review International , Volume 21 (2) – Nov 28, 2014

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China Review International: Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014 and Gender (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996); Yingjin Zhang, ed., Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922­1943 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999); Zhen Zhang, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896­1937 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005); Yomi Braester, Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010); and Alexander Des Forges, Mediasphere Shanghai: The Aesthetics of Cultural Production (Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2007). Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval. The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. viii, 332 pp. Paperback $29.95, isbn 978-0-19-025814-6. That Confucianism, variously construed and constructed, has made a spectacular comeback in the last two or three decades is indubitable. Scholarship produced on this remarkable phenomenon has been legion; however, it tends to focus on the philosophical and intellectual content and import of this system of thinking as a great tradition in Redfieldian terms, such that we have had much rumination and speculation on its potential usage as a present-day political theory and global ethics. There have been relatively far fewer studies on Confucianism as

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Published: Nov 28, 2014

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