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The Sage and the Second Sex

The Sage and the Second Sex

Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender
May 2000
Trade Paperback · 300 Pages
$24.95 U.S. · £14.99 U.K. · €17.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780812694192
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This volume offers new insights into the role of women in ancient China, their important contributions to society, and their pursuit of personal growth and fulfillment. The position that Confucianism may actually foster gender equity is particularly interesting in discussions of whether the Confucian worldview is degrading or repressive toward women.