A Short Introduction
By John H. and Evelyn Nagai Berthrong. 6" x 9", 209 pages, paperback. Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, the book follows a Confucian couple, together with their family, friends and staff, through a typical day. The result offers a fascinating insight, not only into the intellectual and scholarly aspects of Confucianism, but also into the nature of belief, culture and society in a living philosophical tradition.