Introduction: East and West perspectives on whole person education

Benedict S.B. Chan*, Victor C.M. Chan

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This edited volume is divided into three parts: (1) Confucian, Buddhist, and Chinese Perspectives; (2) Western Philosophy and Religion in Asia; and (3) Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches: Philosophy and Beyond. Some chapters put whole person education in the context of East Asia higher education as case studies; some on the innovative trend of whole person education; some on moral cultures in East Asia; some on social, political, and economic research and value education, and the interdisciplinary studies of them. The classification aims to answer the research questions and fill in the research gap – how the East-West traditions are involved in the philosophy of whole person education, and how values in these traditions become so important and universal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhole Person Education in East Asian Universities
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Philosophy and Beyond
EditorsShing Bun Benedict Chan , Victor C. M. Chan
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003137252
ISBN (Print)9780367683788, 9780367683795
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Contemporary Asia Series

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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