Confucianism Series, Episode 1: Boston Confucianism with Dr. Neville
April 25th, 2017

Boston Confucianism, which argues for the applicability of Confucian values globally, rather than just in East Asia, is an intellectual movement pioneered by Dr. Robert Neville (former Dean of Marsh Chapel and the School of Theology; currently a professor of Philosophy, Religion and Theology at BU). Here, we discuss the inception of Boston Confucianism and the many potential points of contact between Confucianism and the west.

Key terms in Confucianism:

Junzi - an ideal person, often translated as "perfect gentleman"

Ren - humaneness, benevolence

Li - ritual propriety

Xiao - filial piety


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