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A discourse construction based on the contemporary intellectual context of Confucianism

First, we must admit that it is not an easy task to stake out the boundaries of a concept that has for centuries accumulated polysemies from many diverse areas. However, in order to shed light on the construction of the contemporary Confucianist discourse within a defined, albeit variegated, framework, we must examine the evolution of a broad spectrum of concepts referred to by the generic name of Confucianism . We believe this would provide us with an initial general approach to the foundations of the Confucianist discourse.