The Ideological Foundations of Taiwanese Modernity: Mou Zongsan’s New Moral Philosophy

Authors

  • Jana Rošker

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.-15.2.101-122

Keywords:

modern Confucianism, Mou Zongsan, new moral philosophy

Abstract

In order to understand the social, political and intellectual process of Chinese modernization, it is necessary to evaluate their ideological foundations and to thus become able to place it in the suitable political context. Chinese philosophy of the first half of the 20th century was still determined by the conditions of the decline of the pre-modern era. The present article aims to explore and to introduce the rise and growth of Modern Confucianism, as well as some crucial philosophical elaborations in the field of the new moral philosophy, developed by the most well-known exponent of its so-called 2nd generation, Mou Zongsan.

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Author Biography

Jana Rošker

Jana S. Rošker, Full Professor of Sinology and head of the Department of Asian and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Published

01.12.2011

How to Cite

Rošker, J. (2011). The Ideological Foundations of Taiwanese Modernity: Mou Zongsan’s New Moral Philosophy. Asian Studies, -15(2), 101–122. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.-15.2.101-122