New Book: Huang, The Chinese Theory of Justice

Huang Yushun 黄玉顺 is one of the most prolific and creative Confucian thinkers in China today, and one of his books has been published in English translation: Voice From the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice (Paths International, 2016). More details are here.

5 replies on “New Book: Huang, The Chinese Theory of Justice”

  1. Ben Hammer says:

    If anybody is interested in doing a review of this book and publishing it in Journal of Chinese Humanities, please contact me!

  2. Is the subtitle intended to imply that there is one and only one Chinese theory of justice?

  3. Ben Hammer says:

    The subtitle is a direct translation of the original Chinese title 中国正义论. When he says “Chinese” theory of justice, he means the Confucian theory of justice only. He divides it between Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi.

  4. Hans Kuijper says:

    It would be interesting to investigate whether the basic tenets of Confucianism can stand in the face of developments in evolutionary psychology, phenomenology, contractarianism or metaethics.

  5. John says:

    Hans, I think there has been quite a bit written on these issues recently. Among the things you might want to look at include:

    Flanagan, Owen. 2016. The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Ivanhoe, Philip J. 2017. Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We Are All Connected. Oxford University Press.

    Ivanhoe, Philip J., Owen J. Flanagan, Victoria S. Harrison, Hagop Sarkissian, and Eric Schwitzgebel, eds. 2018. The Oneness Hypothesis: Beyond the Boundary of Self. New York: Columbia University Press.

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