Great Equal Society, The: Confucianism, China And The 21St Century

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“This well-written book explains how China could become a model for the world - setting the example the Us has failed to provide - based on its ancient philosophy: Confucianism.” South China Morning Post Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms - until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great Equal Society distils the core ideas of the major Confucian classics and shows how their timeless wisdom can be applied to the modern world. It also introduces pragmatic suggestions emanating from Confucius and his followers for ensuring good governance, building a humane economy and educating moral leaders. The book's core message of inner morality, first expounded by Confucius millennia ago, will resonate on both sides of the Pacific, and its sweeping survey of the hot topics today - dysfunctional government, crony capitalism, and the erosion of ethics in both Wall Street and Main Street, among others - will breathe new life to Confucian teachings while providing much-needed answers to our urgent social problems. The Great Equal Society is written by Young-oak Kim, a Korean thinker whom Wikipedia describes as “the nation's leading philosopher dealing with public issues and explaining Oriental philosophy to the public,” and Jung-kyu Kim, a talented trilingual writer who has published works in English, Japanese and Korean.

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Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great Equal Society distils the core ideas of the major Confucian classics and shows how their timeless wisdom can be applied to the modern world. It also introduces pragmatic suggestions emanating from Confucius and his followers for ensuring good governance, building a humane economy and educating moral leaders.

The book's core message of inner morality, first expounded by Confucius millennia ago, will resonate on both sides of the Pacific, and its sweeping survey of the hot topics today dysfunctional government, crony capitalism, and the erosion of ethics in both Wall Street and Main Street, among others will breathe new life to Confucian teachings while providing much-needed answers to our urgent social problems.

The Great Equal Society is written by Young-oak Kim, a Korean thinker whom Wikipedia describes as "the nation's leading philosopher dealing with public issues and explaining Oriental philosophy to the public," and Jung-kyu Kim, a talented trilingual writer who has published works in English, Japanese and Korean.

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Young-oak Kim is widely considered the leading public intellectual in Korea. He has written many books on eastern philosophy and social issues (all in Korean) including Lao Tzu and the 21st Century, Conversations with the Dalai Lama, and What Is Woman?, the best-selling social science book of all time in Korea. A series of his lectures on Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism have aired on national networks and garnered unprecedented ratings. He received a bachelor's degree from Korea University, department of philosophy, where he later served as a tenured professor. He received advanced degrees from the National Taiwan University, the University of Tokyo, and Harvard University.

Jung-kyu Kim serves as director of ACA Investments, a private equity firm headquartered in Singapore. He has advised investments in various sectors including clean technology, media, IT, and healthcare, and chaired and spoken at several regional private equity conferences. He started his career at the Tokyo office of McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. He received a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD. He also studied Chinese classics under Young-oak.

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