I'm reading Alex Payette's PhD thesis. payette confucianism. Alex is the guy who might well serve as our postdoc. He did his PhD on local confucianism w André Laliberté at Ottawa. I've only read the intro so far. He's in poli sci, and did field work on local confucian institutes and activities, in hopes of talking about "cultural governance." In any event, on pps 75ff he talks about "three types of confucianism" in a way that looks superficially similar to our division of 3 types of intellectuals, and cites Ai, Jiawen. 2008. « The refunctioning of Confucianism: The mainland Chinese intellectual response to Confucianism since the 1980s» Issues and Studies 44 (2):
29-78; and Ai, Jiawen. 2009. « Two Sides of One Coin: the party's attitude toward Confucianism in
contemporary China » Journal of Contemporary China 18 (61): 689-701.
Do you guys know Ai Jiawen? I'll track down the articles and post them here. I will be in Taiwan in a couple of weeks (groan, just got home) and could presumably track him down if it might be useful.