The latest volume in the authoritative Dao Companion series has been published: David Elstein, ed., Dao Companion to Contemporary Confucian Philosophy (Springer, 2021). The editorial description:
This edited volume presents a comprehensive examination of contemporary Confucian philosophy from its roots in the late 19th century to the present day. It provides a thorough introduction to the major philosophers and topics in contemporary Confucian philosophy. The individual chapters study the central figures in 20th century Confucian philosophy in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as the important influences on recent Confucian philosophy. In addition, topical chapters focus on contemporary Confucian theory of knowledge, ethics, politics, aesthetics, and views of human nature. The volume brings together scholars from around the world to provide a sound overview of the philosophy of the period and illustrate the important current debates. Confucian philosophy has been undergoing a revival in China for more than three decades, and this book presents the most significant work of the past century and more. By giving a detailed account of the philosophical positions involved, explaining the terminology of contemporary Confucian philosophy, and situating the views in their historical context, this volume enables the reader to understand what is at stake and evaluate the arguments.
The Table of Contents follows.
Confucianism in Late Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Century China
Ma Yifu’s Theory of the Virtue of (Human) Nature and the Six Arts
Liang Shuming and His Syncretic Confucianism
Xiong Shili’s Ontology
Zhang Junmai: The Political and Cultural Thought of a New Confucian
Fung, Edmund S. K. (et al.)
Three Dialectical Phases in Feng Youlan’s Philosophical Journey
Pfister, Lauren F.
Fang Dongmei’s Philosophy of Life and Culture
Balanced Continuity: Qian Mu and Contemporary New Confucianism
Isay, Gad C.
Xu Fuguan: Realizing the Human Spirit
Beyond the Horizon: Philosophy and Religion in the Late Work of Tang Junyi (1909–1978)
Van den Stock, Ady
Mou Zongsan: Between Confucianism and Kantianism
Li Zehou: Synthesizing Kongzi, Marx, and Kant
Liu Shu-hsien and the Effort Toward a Global Philosophy
Onto-Generative Hermeneutics: Cheng Chung-Ying’s Philosophy of Understanding and Truth
Tu Weiming: The Global Confucian
New Confucianism and Buddhism
The Influence of the German Idealists on the Contemporary New Confucians
Contemporary Confucianism and Ethical Theory
Angle, Stephen C.
Modern Confucian Epistemology: From Reason to Intuition—And Back
Rošker, Jana S.
Discursive Understanding and Experiential Confirmation: Mou Zongsan and Tang Junyi on Human Nature
Contemporary Confucian Political Thought
In Defense of Chinese Sensibility: Confucian Aesthetics in the 20th Century
New Confucian Hermeneutic Thought
Confucian Thought and Contemporary Western Philosophy