Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

2015.11.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erin M. Cline, Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development, Columbia University Press, 2015, 342pp.,
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2015.11.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erin M. Cline, Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development, Columbia University Press, 2015, 342pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231171557 . Reviewed by David B. Wong, Duke University This book attributes to early Confucianism the view that the parent-child relationship has a "unique and irreplaceable" role in early moral development (xi) and goes on to argue that this view is right. In the course of making this argument Erin M. Cline provides careful and perceptive comparative readings of early Confucian texts and a very wide range of texts in the Western tradition, from Plato, Aristotle, Locke, and Rousseau to contemporary feminists, to show how unusual and in-depth the insights of Confucian thinkers were. She draws from a wide range of empirical studies to support the Confucian view. There is much in this book that will be of value to anyone with interests in the fields of the. . .

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