Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community

Kwong-loi Shun and David Wong (editors)

The Chinese ethical tradition has often been thought to oppose Western views of the self – as autonomous and possessed of individual rights – with views that emphasize the centrality of relationship and community to the self. The essays in this collection discuss the validity of that contrast as it concerns Confucianism, the single most influential Chinese school of thought.