1. Introduction: What Confucianism Is and Is Not 2. Confucius and his Disciples 3. Mencius 4. Xunzi 5. Neo-Confucianism and Confucianism Today
Paul Goldin is Professor of Chinese Thought in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.
"The best introduction to classical Confucian philosophy currently available. It is unique in being not only very well written (and thus accessible to non-specialists) but equally grounded on meticulous scholarship of primary and secondary sources. It not only provides non-specialists with a highly informed introduction to the crucial classics of the Confucian tradition, but also a handy guide for scholars interested in the various views on Confucian philosophy that are currently discussed within the academic community." - Hans-Georg Moeller, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University College Cork