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Ying-shih Yü

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178600

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.001.0001

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Confucian Culture

Democracy, Human Rights, and Confucian Culture

Chapter:
(p.260) 13. Democracy, Human Rights, and Confucian Culture
Source:
Chinese History and Culture
Author(s):

Ying-shih Yü

, Josephine Chiu-Duke, Michael S. Duke
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0013

This article argues that the tradition of Chinese Confucianism is compatible with Western concepts of democracy and human rights in a general sense. Especially since the first Chinese advocates of these Western values were the most well-known Chinese Confucian scholars. It also takes issue with Samuel P. Huntington’s ideas about “Confucianism” and surveys Chinese thought in terms of rights, duties and dignity from the Confucian text Zuozhuan to the present.

Keywords:   minzhu, democracy, human rights, humanity, human dignity, duty, Confucianism

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