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Beyond the Secular West$
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Akeel Bilgrami

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170802

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001

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Is Confucianism Secular?

Is Confucianism Secular?

(p.117) 6 Is Confucianism Secular?
Beyond the Secular West

Peter van der Veer

Columbia University Press

This essay discusses Confucianism in China in the Axial Age, Jesuit visitors, the late Qing, and its revival in the post-Mao PRC in the light of the question of the distinctiveness of Chinese civilization.

Keywords:   Confucianism, Axial, Imperial China, Jesuits, Secular

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