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1. Creating a peninsular kingdom

1. Creating a peninsular kingdom  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0002
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‘Creating a peninsular kingdom’ describes the early Korean societies and tribal peoples that gradually coalesced into states. Much of Korea’s pre-modern history was shaped by its ... More
2. A Confucian society

2. A Confucian society  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0003
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For five centuries from 1392 to the arrival of modern imperialism in the late 1800s Korea underwent a continual process of cultural change and integration under the Chosǒn state and its Yi ... More
4. Looking AheadUneasy Inheritances

4. Looking Ahead: Uneasy Inheritances  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0005
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9780195321074
‘Looking Ahead’ considers the rise of religious diversity in America, the rise of the information society, and the rise of consumer culture. Religious diversity in America is both ... More
Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction  

James R. Rush

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780190248796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.001.0001
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9780190248765
The eleven countries of Southeast Asia are diverse in every way, from the ethnicities and religions of their residents to their political systems and levels of prosperity. These ... More
4. Utopianism in other traditions

4. Utopianism in other traditions  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0005
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9780199573400
Are utopias a Western creation? Most scholars argue that utopian traditions have existed in other cultures such as Buddhism, Confucian, Hinduism, Japanese Shintoism, and Islam. ‘Utopianism ... More
4. Humanism and morality

4. Humanism and morality  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777363
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0005
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9780199553648
Humanists deal with moral questions about what we ought or ought not to do. Ethics features highly in humanism. When considering morality, religious people ask the following questions: how ... More
8. Selfhood and personalitythe psychology of identity

8. Selfhood and personality: the psychology of identity  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0008
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9780198828549
‘Selfhood and personality: the psychology of identity’ considers how psychology deals with the question ‘Who am I?’. Rather than a fixed state, personal identity is an ongoing project. The ... More
7. Environmental ethics and religion

7. Environmental ethics and religion  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0007
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‘Environmental ethics and religion’ focuses on the impact of theistic religions and the related tradition of stewardship on environmental ethics. It is widely believed that Western forms of ... More
2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius

2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0002
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9780195398915
‘The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius’ explains that a moral vanguard of individuals is called for by Confucius and his followers. These individuals move others ... More
5. The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce: The teachings of Neo-Confucianism

5. The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce: The teachings of Neo-Confucianism  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0005
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‘The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce’ discusses the “school” of Confucianism referred to as Neo-Confucianism, which came to dominate Chinese intellectual and ... More
3. Government in Confucian teachings

3. Government in Confucian teachings  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0003
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‘Government in Confucian teachings’ describes Confucius' teachings on the ideal ruler and the process of government. A good ruler is a superior man (junzi) who must model the morality he ... More
6. The spread of Buddhism

6. The spread of Buddhism  

Damien Keown

in Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0006
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9780199663835
‘The spread of Buddhism’ charts the movement of the religion through Asia. Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism after a particularly bloody conquest, and sent missionaries to other lands. ... More
4. Variety within early Confucianism

4. Variety within early Confucianism  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0004
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‘Variety within early Confucianism’ considers two very different, early interpretations of the Confucian tradition that have influenced education, social practices, and intellectual ... More
6. Confucianism in practice

6. Confucianism in practice  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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‘Confucianism in practice’ shows how Confucianism was played out in everyday family life, in the moral education of peasants and elite alike, and in the administration of the state. ... More
Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0007
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The ‘Epilogue’ considers the harsh condemnation of Confucianism in the early decades of the twentieth century by leaders of the nationalist May Fourth movement. The Chinese Communist Party ... More
4. Pagans across the oceans

4. Pagans across the oceans  

Owen Davies

in Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777110
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235162.003.0005
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9780199235162
The age of exploration from the late 15th century onwards brought Christians into contact with new peoples and new religions. ‘Pagans across the oceans’ points out that missionary activity ... More
2. The old order and the new

2. The old order and the new  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0002
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9780198753704
The Chinese past is often viewed as a corrupt, ‘feudal’ chaos held back by Confucian thought. However, the imperial Chinese state was also driven by a system of mutual obligation that ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
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9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More

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