Sources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern Period (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)

Sources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern Period (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)

By: Wm. Theodore De Bary (author)Hardback

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In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers can experience a concise but no less comprehensive portrait of the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of East Asia. Volume 1 samples writings from the earliest times to 1600, illuminating life in early China and the first imperial age, as well as the profound impact of Daoism, Buddhism, the Confucian revival, and Neo-Confucianism; the origins of Korean culture and political structures, up through the Choson dynasty; and major developments in early and medieval Japan. De Bary maintains his trademark balance of source materials, including seminal readings in the areas of history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, thereby continuing his own tradition of providing an exceptional resource for teachers, scholars, students, and the general reader.

About Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University and past president of the Association for Asian Studies. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia and is the coeditor of Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Korean Tradition.


Preface Acknowledgments Part I. Traditional China Explanatory Note Contributors Chronology 1. The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of the Late Shang Dynasty, by David N. Keightley 2. Classical Sources of Chinese Tradition, by Burton Watson, David S. Nivison, Irene Bloom 3. Confucius and the Analects, by Irene Bloom 4. Mozi: Utility, Uniformity, and Universal Love, by Burton Watson 5. The Way of Laozi and Zhuangzi 6. The Evolution of the Confucian Tradition in Antiquity 7. Legalists and Militarists 8. The Han Reaction to Qin Absolutism 9. Syncretic Visions of State, Society, and Cosmos, by Harold Roth, Sarah Queen, Nathan Sivin 10. The Imperial Order and Han Syntheses 11. The Economic Order, by Burton Watson 12. The Great Han Historians, by Burton Watson 13. Learning of the Mysterious, by Richard John Lynn, Wing-Tsit Chan 14. Daoist Religion, by Nathan Sivin, Kristofer Schipper 15. The Introduction of Buddhism, by Leon Hurvitz, Tsai Heng-Ting 16. Schools of Buddhist Doctrine, by Leon Hurvitz, Burton Watson, Daniel Stevenson, George Tanabe, Wing-Tsit Chan 17. Schools of Buddhist Practice, by Leon Hurvitz, Daniel Stevenson, Philip B. Yampolsky, Chun-Fang Yu 18. Social Life and Political Culture in the Tang 19. The Confucian Revival in the Song, by Wm. Theodore de Bary 20. Neo-Confucianism: The Philosophy of Human Nature and the Way of the Sage 21. Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Program, by Wm. Theodore de Bary 22. Ideological Foundations of Late Imperial China, by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Edward Farmer, John Dardess 23. Neo-Confucian Education, by Wm. Theodore de Bary 24. Self and Society in the Ming Part II. Traditional Korea Explanatory Note Contributors Chronology 25. Origins of Korean Culture 26. The Rise of the Three Kingdoms 27. The Introduction of Buddhism 28. Consolidation of the State 29. The Rise of Buddhism 30. Local Clans and the Rise of the Meditation School 31. Early Koryo Political Structure 32. Military Rule and Late Koryo Reform 33. Buddhism: The Ch'0nt'ae and Chogye Schools 34. Neo-Confucianism 35. Political Thought in Early Choson 36. Culture 37. Social Life 38. Economy 39. Thought 40. Buddhism Part III. Traditional Japan Explanatory Note Contributors Chronology 41. The Earliest Records of Japan 42. Early Shinto 43. Prince Shotoku and His Constitution 44. Chinese Thought and Institutions in Early Japan 45. Nara Buddhism 46. Saicho and Mount Hiei, by Ryusaku Tsunoda, Paul Groner 47. Kukai and Esoteric Buddhism 48. Amida, the Pure Land, and the Response of the Old Buddhism to the New 49. New Views of History, by Paul Varley 50. The Way of the Warrior, by Paul Varley 51. Nichiren: The Sun and the Lotus, by Philip B. Yampolsky 52. Zen Buddhism, by William Bodiford 53. Shinto in Medieval Japan 54. The Vocabulary of Japanese Aesthetics 55. Women's Education 56. Law and Precepts for the Warrior Houses, by Paul Varley 57. The Regime of the Unifiers, by Jurgis S. A. Elisonas Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780231143042
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 936
  • ID: 9780231143042
  • ISBN10: 0231143044

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