For almost fifty years, Sources of Japanese Tradition has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization. Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included. Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.
Wm. Theodore de Bary is the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University and currently holds the title of Special Service Professor. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia and is the editor of the first editions of Sources of Chinese Tradition (Columbia) and Sources of Japanese Tradition (Columbia). Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University. She is the author of Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period. Arthur E. Tiedemann is a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. He is the author of Modern Japan: A Brief History.
Preface Explanatory Note Chronology Contributors Part IV. The Tokugawa Peace 20. Ieyasu and the Founding of the Tokugawa Shogunate, by Willem Boot 21. Confucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period, by Willem Boot 22. The Spread of Neo-Confucianism in Japan 23. The Evangelic Furnace: Japan's First Encounter with the West, by J. S. A. Elisonas 24. Confucian Revisionists, by Wm. Theodore de Bary and John A. Tucker 25. Varieties of Neo-Confucian Education 26. Popular Instruction 27. "Dutch Learning," by Grant Goodman 28. Eighteenth-Century Rationalism 29. The Way of the Warrior II 30. The National Learning Schools, by Peter Nosco 31. Buddhism in the Tokugawa Period 32. Orthodoxy, Protest, and Local Reform 33. Forerunners of the Restoration 34. The Debate over Seclusion and Restoration Bibliography Index