From the publisher’s website:
Richey has written an engaging and well-crafted book that clearly delineates the oftentimes fitful development of Confucianism in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. At the same time, he masterfully demonstrates how Confucianism slowly came to dominate politics, thought, and society in each of these places and still continues to inform their assumptions, values, and institutions. Richey also expertly underscores the outsized role that government has played in promoting and sustaining this tradition’s formidable influence.
About the author
Jeffrey L. Richey is Associate Professor of Religion and Coordinator of Asian Studies at Berea College. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he completed graduate studies in East Asian religious history at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley before earning his Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions with a concentration in East Asian religions at the Graduate Theological Union. He has edited and contributed to several books on Confucian traditions, including Teaching Confucianism (New York: Oxford University Press), The Patheos Guide to Confucianism (Denver: Patheos Press), and The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (Albany: SUNY Press).