This book explores the contours of a transformational sociology which seeks to reconsider the horizons of sociological imagination.
It questions accepted modernist assumptions such as the equation of society and nation-state, the dualism of individual and
society and that of ontology and epistemology. Arguing that contemporary sociology suffers from what Ulrich Beck calls the
Nato-like fire power of western sociology, it argues that sociology has to open itself to transcivilizational dialogues and
planetary conversations about self, culture and society. The book also challenges scholars to go beyond a privileging of the
post-traditional telos of modernist sociology and puts forward a foundational interrogation of modernist sociology. It underscores
the limitations of established conventions of sociology and considering an alternative sociology based upon Confucian vision
and practice of self-transformation. This collection offers a way to go beyond dominant structures of modern sociology and
contemporary dominant ways of thinking about and doing sociology helping us cultivate a transdisciplinary sociology.