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Mythbusting the Cult of Confucius
Title : Mythbusting the Cult of Confucius
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ISBN : 9781626520011
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 620

China is ever-more important to western countries, yet remains shrouded in myth. This book is the first to part those myths and demystify the realities of Chinese ways. Western people need to know because Chinese traits and values, combined with China's modern power, now literally affect all. This book examines the ancient origins of Chinese thinking in Confucianism and coChina is ever-more important to western countries, yet remains shrouded in myth. This book is the first to part those myths and demystify the realities of Chinese ways. Western people need to know because Chinese traits and values, combined with China's modern power, now literally affect all. This book examines the ancient origins of Chinese thinking in Confucianism and consequences for the modern world: it is especially relevant to business and government relations with China, also to educational and immigration issues. Yet it contains far more than warnings alone. Above all, it shows ways western people might learn from Chinese people, and to compassionately help them break free of their past.


Mythbusting the Cult of Confucius Reviews

  • Malena Lavelle

    I enjoyed this book and consider it to be a realistic representation of Chinese culture based on the author's experience and it unravels the ambiguous tenets of Confucionism often likely to be ignored. The book présents modern-day China in an original light and I very much recommend this to anybody interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture. A practical companion if traveling, living in, or doing business in China.

  • Ping

    Fascinating insights. Second half seems to start to become a vengeance against relationships gone wrong; too tainted with bitterness, so skimmed quickly through it. Nevertheless, first half (read) contains especially profound and honestly stated observations.

  • Kelly Smith

    I wrote about it on Weekendnotes and after several months my teaching friends are still talking about it. The book gives a better idea of a culture that has been a mystery to the west. If you have any personal or work connection to the Chinese then this is for you.

  • Damien Jones

    This is resourceful for learning and understanding the Chinese culture. Answers are right at your fingertips. I highly recommend this book.

  • Michael Cooper

    Really original and insightful summary of the subject. Very valuable and recommended.

  • Wayne Deeker