Resolving Conflicts, the Confucius’ Way

Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 38 - 55, 2012

18 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2012

See all articles by K C P Low

K C P Low

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation); University of the South Pacific; University of South Australia

Date Written: March 25, 2012

Abstract

Here in this paper, the practitioner-academician/ researcher examines how a Confucian, following the Old Master, resolves conflicts. With various quotes from The Analects and several other sources, several key strategies and ways of conflict resolution, the Confucian way, are discussed. These strategies and ways include, for example, speaking correctly, carrying oneself well (– being a gentleperson; junzi) and being trustworthy, preferring good relationships and valuing harmony, and being patient as well as enduring problems and difficulties.

Keywords: confucian, conflict resolution, face-saving, trustworthy, peace, harmony, tolerate, endure, staying away, forbearance

Suggested Citation

Low, Kim Cheng Patrick, Resolving Conflicts, the Confucius’ Way (March 25, 2012). Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 38 - 55, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2040579

Kim Cheng Patrick Low (Contact Author)

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation) ( email )

28, Ryskulbekov street
Almaty
Kazakhstan

University of the South Pacific ( email )

Laucala Campus
Suva
Fiji

University of South Australia

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

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