Jin Huimin, Towards a Theory of Post-Confucian

  • Tongsheng Zhang


In essence, Confucianism lay emphasis on ethical ideology while Neo-Confucianism, despite its focus on a philosophy of life, “is practically irrelevant to the daily routines, life styles or ethical conduct of bustling mortal beings” (Gong, 344), hence rendering no efficient solutions to modern social issues in reality. The publication of Jin Huimin’s monograph Towards a Theory of Post-Confucian by Henan University Press marked the advent of contemporary “New Neo-Confucianism” (by Prof. Chung-Ying Cheng). What is the newness of it?

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