The Last Confucian: Liang Shu-ming and the Chinese Dilemma of Modernity (Softcover). Guy S. Alitto.

The Last Confucian: Liang Shu-ming and the Chinese Dilemma of Modernity (Softcover)

University of California Press. 5.75 x 9", 2nd edition, xvii, 412 pp., footnotes, glossary, bibliography, index, 3 maps, paper, Berkeley, 1986. (o.p.; sl wear to cover edges, text near fine). Item #27662
ISBN: 0520053184

A biography of a preeminent Confucian conservative and a vivid narrative of China's passage from ancient empire to modern People's Republic. Liang played many public roles - republican revolutionary, Buddhist scholar, anti-Western traditionalist thinker, philosopher of human cultures and destiny, leader of rural reform, generator of the Chinese "third force" movement, peace negotiator in the Nationalist-Communist civil war, and public whipping boy for Mao Tse-tung.

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