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Sources of East Asian tradition. 1, Premodern Asia

Author: Wm Theodore De Bary
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Series: Introduction to Asian civilizations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a look at the writings from the earliest times to 1600; the origins of Korean culture and political structures, up through the Choson dynasty; and developments in early and medieval Japan. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wm Theodore De Bary
ISBN: 0231143052 9780231143059
OCLC Number: 940360044
Description: xxiv, 909 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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
Series Title: Introduction to Asian civilizations.
Responsibility: edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary with the collaboration of Yǒng-ho Ch'oe [and others].

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