Book on Confucius Explains Relevance to Understanding Asia
CONFUCIUS AND THE WORLD HE CREATED author Michael Schuman is today’s guest on KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7FM at 8 a.m. CST/9 a.m. EST.From the publisher: Confucius is perhaps the most important philosopher in history. Today, his teachings shape the daily lives of more than 1.6 billion people. Throughout East Asia, Confucius’s influence can be seen in everything from business practices and family relationships to educational standards and government policies. Even as western ideas from Christianity to Communism have bombarded the region, Confucius’s doctrine has endured as the foundation of East Asian culture. It is impossible to understand East Asia, journalist Michael Schuman demonstrates, without first engaging with Confucius and his vast legacy.
Michael Schuman is an American author and journalist who specializes in global economics as well as Asian politics and history. Most recently he was a business and economics correspondent for TIME Magazine. Schuman has won an Overseas Press Club award as part of the Wall Street Journal’s team coverage of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. He is also the author of THE MIRACLE: The Epic Story of Asia’s Quest for Wealth. THE MIRACLE is an historical narrative of Asia’s transformation from war-torn, poverty-stricken, economic laggard to the rising force of the global economy.